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  • Algerian gov't condemns attack on MINUSMA camp in Mali
    21 january 2019 19:31:23
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - Algeria has condemned the "terrorist" attack on a camp of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on Sunday, in Aguelhok, north-east of Mali, according to the spokesman of the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif. Full text...
  • Malian government saddened by terrorist attack on Chadian MINUSMA contingent
    21 january 2019 15:47:22
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government has been deeply saddened by Sunday's terrorist attack against the Chadian contingent of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Mission for Stabilization in Mali (MINUSMA) in Aguelhok, Kidal region, in the far north of the country, which killed at least eight Chadians and injured others, said an official statement sent to PANA on Monday. Full text...
  • Death toll in attack against 'blue helmets' in northern Mali up to 10; Al Qaeda claims responsibility
    21 january 2019 02:00:34
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The death toll in Sunday's attack against the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) has gone up to 10, the UN has said.Full text...
  • Eight UN peacekeepers in Mali killed in attack
    20 january 2019 18:10:23
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Eight peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Mission for the Stabilization of Mali (UNMISMA) were killed and several others wounded in an attack early on Sunday in Aguelhok, Kidal Region, in the extreme north of Mali.Full text...
  • Malian Air Force helicopter makes emergency landing
    20 january 2019 14:07:16
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A Malian Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing during a training flight on Saturday at Kati's, about 15 km from Bamako, according to statement from the Malian Ministr of Defence.Full text...
  • Civil society urges gov't to halt violence in Mali
    19 january 2019 17:45:56
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Urging the government to immediately halt the raging violence in the country, the National Council of Civil Society (CNSC) in Mali has suggested that all groups (apart from the defence and security forces) in possession of weapons of war, should be regarded as terrorist organisations. Full text...
  • Malian film maker laments Africa's leaders' dislike for African Cinema
    19 january 2019 14:45:45
    Paris, France (PANA) - Malian film maker, Souleymane Cissé, has slammed African leaders' dislike for Cinema, saying they regard the art as an "enemy to be killed", when it is indeed a yardstick for economic development. Full text...
  • Mali produced 61 tons of gold in 2018 - Ministry
    19 january 2019 14:22:28
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali produced about 61 tons of gold in 2018, 11 tons more than the figure produced the previous year, according to the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum. Full text...
  • Malian PM sets up committee of experts to review constitutional reform in Mali
    18 january 2019 22:07:08
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga has set up a 12-member committee of experts, including a woman, to reflect and make proposals on constitutional reform, PANA has learned from official sources.Full text...
  • U-20 AFCON: Malian coach names 21-man squad for Niger 2019
    18 january 2019 16:56:32
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mamoutou Kané, coach of the Malian Under-20 national football team, on Thursday unveiled a list of 21 players who will represent Mali in the 2019 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), to be held from 2-17 February in Niger. Full text...
  • 'Dire’ humanitarian situation, ‘grave’ security concerns challenge fragile peace
    17 january 2019 05:28:27
    New York, US (PANA) - With over 800 schools forced to close due to insecurity, and 2.3 million vulnerable people in need of assistance this year, a top UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in Mali “remains dire”. Full text...
  • UAE experts due in Mali to discuss climate change issues
    16 january 2019 18:18:10
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The UAE Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, has announced that a delegation of Emirati experts will be sent to Mali in the coming days to exchange with Malian authorities on ways and means to face the challenges related to the environment and climate change.Full text...
  • Bamako outraged by continuing slavery practices in Mali
    16 january 2019 17:43:08
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government is both dismayed and outraged by the perpetration of acts that violate the honour, dignity, property and physical integrity of individuals in certain parts of the country.Full text...
  • Gold panning site collapses killing 17 people in Mali
    16 january 2019 13:41:32
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - At least 17 people were killed and seven others seriously injured after a gold panning site collapsed at Neguepé in the Kolondiéba zone of Sikasso region of southern Mali, PANA learned from an informed source on Wednesday. Full text...
  • Malian president in Guinea to attend the Waqf conference
    16 january 2019 11:24:14
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta arrived in Conakry on Tuesday to attend the Waqf conference which opens on Wednesday. Full text...
  • One dead in clash at Mali gold mine
    14 january 2019 13:33:09
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - One person was killed and four others seriously injured on Saturday in Sadiola, in the Kayes region of western Mali, during a clash between the population and security forces over mining in a disputed area, the Mali Press Agency (AMAP) reported Monday.Full text...
  • Malian President participates in Sustainable Development Week in Abu Dhabi
    14 january 2019 12:14:41
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta is participating in the Sustainable Development Week that opened on Monday in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, official sources have told PANA in Bamako.Full text...
  • Leicester loans Mali international Diabaté to Turkish club Sivasspor
    12 january 2019 14:19:13
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - English premiership side Leicester City has loaned Malian international footballer, Fousseyni Diabaté, to Turkish First Division side Sivasspor, until the end of the season.Full text...
  • Top official of Dakar-Bamako railway calls for early resumption of services
    12 january 2019 13:29:08
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The general manager of Dakar-Bamako Railway company, Senegalese Kibily Touré, has stressed the urgent need to resume rail services between Mali and Senegal so that workers can be paid.Full text...
  • 7th edition of Spot on Mali Music Festival to be held on 25-26 January
    11 january 2019 13:32:43
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The 7th edition of the Spot on Mali Music Festival will be held from 25-26 January in Bamako on the theme, "The path of peace passes by the heart". Full text...
  • Malian journalists call for private media support fund for media houses
    10 january 2019 11:16:25
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Vice-President of Mali's Press Centre, Alexis Kalambry, has called for the establishment of a private media support fund to improve the living and working conditions of media staff in the country.Full text...
  • Malian workers launch 3-day strike as salary, job negotiations with gov't fail
    09 january 2019 11:23:39
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali's largest labour union, the National Union of Malian Workers (UNTM), on Wednesday began a 3-day strike after negotiations with the government on several issues, including pay rise, broke down.Full text...
  • Bamako launches free eye treatment camp in 2019
    08 january 2019 19:11:56
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - About 10,000 free consultations, 1,000 eye surgeries and 2,000 collective lenses will be offered to the public during the Free Eye Treatment camp 2019 in Burkina Faso, First Lady Aminata Kéita said Tuesday. Full text...
  • Malian Minister of Sports blocks launch of 2018-2019 football championship
    07 january 2019 13:42:20
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian Minister of Sports Jean-Claude Sidibé has blocked the start of the 2018-2019 national football league, pending the establishment of a new executive for the Malian Football Federation (FEMAFOOT), scheduled in principle in February, to replace the Normalisation Committee, which is currently managing the sport. Full text...
  • Mali turns to artificial insemination to boost livestock productivity
    05 january 2019 12:43:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Aiming to improve livestock production through the use of artificial insemination (AI), the Malian government has put up a modern structure worth US $2.7 million to make the technology accessible to as many breeders as possible, PANA learnt Saturday from the Ministry of Breeding and Fisheries.Full text...
  • Mali abandons moves to introduce sex education in schools
    04 january 2019 12:51:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government has abandoned a programme to introduce sex education in schools, the Minister of Religious Affairs and Worship, Thierno Amadou Omar Hass Diallo, said during a meeting on Thursday in Bamako with religious leaders including Muslims, Catholics and Protestants. Full text...
  • Italy grants US$ 479.881 to support rural workers in Mali's Kayes region
    04 january 2019 12:07:18
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Italy, through its Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), is to give several associations in the Kayes region, western Mali, US$479,881 (276 million CFAF), to support rural stakeholders in the field of processing and conservation of agricultural products.Full text...
  • Deadly Mali attack to be investigated by UN rights experts
    03 january 2019 20:15:12
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - An attack on a village in central Mali earlier this week in which at least 37 civilians died, is to be investigated with the help of United Nations human rights experts, the UN stabilization mission in the country (MINUSMA), announced on Thursday. Full text...
  • Rights Commission condemns massacres in central Mali
    03 january 2019 12:39:56
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The National Human Rights Commission of Mali (CNDH) has strongly condemned last Tuesday massacres in the village of Koulhogo, about 30 kms from Bankass, in the region of Mopti, central Mali, that claimed 37 lives, and called for the disarmament of militias.Full text...
  • Mali mourns late writer, politician Kouyaté
    03 january 2019 12:07:34
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Flags are flying at half-mast in Mali on Thursday as the West African country pays tribute to writer and politician, Seydou Badian Kouyaté, who died last Friday in Bamako, aged 90. Full text...
  • Less road accidents in Bamako during New Year celebration
    02 january 2019 15:43:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's capital, Bamako, had fewer road accidents during celebration of the New Year compared to last year, according to Lieutenant-Colonel Bakary Dao, Regional Director of Civil Protection of Bamako District. Full text...
  • France calls for Malian govt response to violence in central Mopti region
    02 january 2019 15:19:54
    Paris, France (PANA) – Expressing its concern, the French Government on Wednesday called on Malian authorities "to take a strong reaction" to the resurgence of acts of violence that cost the lives of dozens of civilians on Tuesday morning in a Peul village in the centre of the country. Full text...
  • Netherlands gives Mali 650,000 Euro to improve sanitation in Mopti
    02 january 2019 12:20:51
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Netherlands has granted Malian city of Mopti, 460 kms northeast of Bamako, 650,000 Euro (426 million FCFA) to finance a sanitation project of the urban commune, sources at the Malian ministry of Environment and Sanitation told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...
  • At least 37 civilians killed in central Mali
    02 january 2019 12:05:31
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – At least 37 civilians were killed on Tuesday in the village of Koulhogo, about 30 kms from Bankass, in the region of Mopti, central Mali, by gunmen identified as Donzos hunters, according to a Malian government communiqué. Full text...
  • Mali to hold 3rd edition of Mbolon International Festival next March
    29 december 2018 15:51:23
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The third edition of the Mbolon International Festival will be held from 22 to 24 March in Kolondièba, Sikasso region in southern Mali, under the theme "Culture and Local Development". Full text...
  • Malian politician and writer Seydou Badian Kouyaté is dead
    29 december 2018 15:39:50
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian politician and writer Seydou Badian Kouyaté died on Friday in Bamako at the age of 90, according to sources in the Malian capital.Full text...
  • Malian journalist jailed six months for defaming constitutional court
    27 december 2018 17:59:43
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian journalist Boubacar Yalcouyé, editor of the private newspaper 'Le Pays', was on Thursday sentenced to six months in jail by Commune III court of Bamako, which found him guilty of defamation of the Constitutional Court. Full text...
  • West African youths meet in Mali for 29th friendship, fraternity week
    27 december 2018 17:47:57
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Youths from the cities of Kayes (Mali), Selibaby (Mauritania), Tambacounda (Senegal), Basse (Gambia), Gabou (Guinea Bissau) and Boke (Guinea Conakry) are taking part in the 29th edition of the annual Friendship and Fraternity Week (SAFRA) that opened on Thursday in the Malian western city of Kayes. Full text...
  • Researchers, producers and consumers discuss food toxins in Mali
    25 december 2018 17:50:53
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Researchers, producers and consumers have met in Bamako to share information on food-related hazards in Mali, on the occasion of the second scientific day of the National Agency of Food Safety. Full text...
  • Mali launches campaign to reduce community violence in its central regions
    24 december 2018 13:58:58
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga on Sunday visited Youvarou and Douentza, epicentres of insecurity in central Mali, where he launched a programme in Mopti to reduce community violence in the central regions, official sources told PANA on Monday in Bamako. Full text...
  • Moussa Coulibaly crowned 2018 Mali checkers champion
    24 december 2018 13:27:52
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Moussa Coulibaly of Bamako was at the weekend crowned the 2018 Mali checkers champion at the National Championship.Full text...
  • Mali opens centre for citizens living abroad at Ivorian border
    22 december 2018 13:03:13
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – An accommodation, information and orientation centre for Malians living abroad was opened on Friday at Zegoua in Mali, close to the border with Côte d'Ivoire, official sources told PANA on Saturday. Full text...
  • Liptako Gourma Council of Ministers to hold 55th session on Friday
    20 december 2018 13:54:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The 55th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Liptako-Gourma member countries - Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger - will open on Friday in Bamako. Full text...
  • Mali PM orders suspension of controversial programme on sex education
    20 december 2018 13:12:57
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga on Thursday ordered the suspension of the work on a programme of comprehensive sex education, initiated by the Malian Ministry of Education, after a meeting with leaders of all religious groups. Full text...
  • Armed men kill 40 civilians in northern Mali
    14 december 2018 14:37:33
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - About 40 civilians have been killed in the last two days in the localities of Tinabaw, Tabangout and Tissalatene, in the Ménaka region of northern Mali, PANA learned on Friday from sources in the capital, Bamako. Full text...
  • Mali to host national forum on sustainable management of water resources
    14 december 2018 13:45:48
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A national forum on the sustainable management of water resources in Mali opens on Monday in Bamako, under the chairmanship of the Malian Prime Minister, Soumeylou Boubeye Maïga, PANA learned from official sources. Full text...
  • Mali launches programme to return 250,000 children to school
    14 december 2018 12:41:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali on Thursday launched a programme dubbed Inclusive Education Support Programme to help some 250,000 out-of-school children return to school, the Malian authorities said in a press release. Full text...
  • Suspected terrorists planning attacks in three ECOWAS countries arrested in Mali
    13 december 2018 12:29:33
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - An alleged terrorist cell, which was preparing to carry out attacks in Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire, was dismantled last week by Malian security services in Koutiala, southern Mali, PANA learned on Thursday from a security source in the capital, Bamako. Full text...
  • Mali President receives UN, AU envoys
    13 december 2018 11:33:24
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Deputy UN Secretary General for peacekeeping operations, Mrs Bintou Kéita, and the African Union Senior representative of the African Peace Foundation, Dr Donald Kaberuka, on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Full text...
  • Mali makes impressive participation at UN Climate Change Conference
    12 december 2018 16:21:04
    Bamako, Mali (NAPA) - Mali, which participates in the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), underway in Katowice, Poland, is one the two French-speaking African countries to present their Investment and Partnership Plan for National Determined Contribution (CDN) to partners, PANA has learnt from an authorized source. Full text...

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