Mali
  • Netherlands: ICC orders Islamist to pay 2.7 million euros reparation for Timbuktu 'attacks'
    17 august 2017 12:02:32
    The Hague, Netherlands (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday ordered Islamist Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi is liable for 2.7 million euros in expenses for individual and collective reparations for Timbuktu for intentionally directing attacks against religious and historic buildings in the northern Malian city. Full text...
  • Mali: Unidentified gunmen kill one UN peacekeeper in central Mali
    15 august 2017 06:14:54
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali on Monday confirmed the death of a national soldier and one UN peacekeeper in an attack by non-identified gunmen. Full text...
  • CHAN 2018: Gambia, Mali in goaless draw CHAN qualifier
    16 july 2017 12:30:30
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Malia held their host Gambia in a goalless draw in the first leg of their 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier played at Independence Stadium in Bakau, Gambia, on Saturday. Full text...
  • Nigeria: Malian Army seeks cooperation with Nigerian Army on war against terrorism
    11 july 2017 06:50:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Malian Army says it needs the support and cooperation of the “more experienced” Nigerian Army to tackle its country’s insurgents and terrorists.Full text...
  • Mali: IMF approves US443.96m disbursement to Mali
    10 july 2017 16:48:44
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday announced approval of a request by Malian authorities for a one-year extension of the country's Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement to 17 December 2018 and the disbursement of US$43.96 million. Full text...
  • US: UN mission in Mali condemns ceasefire breaches by peace accord signatories
    07 july 2017 02:07:20
    New York, US (PANA) – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali has condemned continuing ceasefire violations by two signatories of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement. Full text...
  • Mali: Mali to host African regional conference on humanities
    27 june 2017 06:33:47
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - In preparation for the World Humanities Conference in Liège, Belgium, from 6-12 August, 2017, the Government of Mali will host an African Conference on Humanities on the theme "Languages, Cultures, history and territories" in Bamako, from 28 June to 1 July 2017. Full text...
  • Mali: UN condemns terrorist attack at Bamako hotel
    20 june 2017 21:06:59
    New York, US (PANA) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack carried out at a hotel on the outskirts of Bamako on 18 June and offered his full support to the Government of Mali to bring the perpetrators to justice. Full text...
  • Belgium: EU strengthens support to security in Mali and Sahel region
    20 june 2017 16:26:51
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council on Tuesday adopted a decision to support the regionalisation of EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions in the Sahel region, namely EUCAP Sahel Mali, EUCAP Sahel Niger and EUTM Mali. Full text...
  • Belgium: EU condemns Sunday's terrorist attack in Malian capital
    19 june 2017 11:16:17
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The Council of the European Union (EU) on Monday strongly condemned Sunday's terrorist attack of a tourist resort popular with Westerners in Bamako, the capital of Mali, that left two people dead.Full text...
  • US: Terrorist attacks 'major' hurdle to peace in Mali, says UN mission chief
    17 june 2017 03:50:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Despite progress towards peace in Mali, terrorist attacks remain a major obstacle, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation there told the Security Council in New York on Friday. Full text...
  • Mali: Mali's coach picks 33 players for CHAN 2018 qualifiers
    14 june 2017 17:56:22
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's national team coach Djibril Dramé said on Wednesday that 33 players have been short-listed for qualifiers between Mali and Gambia to the African Championship of Nations (CHAN) to be hosted by Kenya next year.Full text...
  • Mali: Three UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Kidal
    10 june 2017 05:49:39
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Condemning Thursday's attacks against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the city of Kidal, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reiterated the organization's support to help implement the peace agreement in the West African country. Full text...
  • Mali: Two UN ‘blue helmets’ killed in attack in northern Mali
    23 may 2017 19:57:11
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Two peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and another injured on Tuesday morning in an ambush in the northern Kidal region.Full text...
  • Mali: French president Macron arrives in Mali
    19 may 2017 11:36:36
    Gao, Mali (PANA) - The new president of France Emmanuel Macron has arrived in the West African state of Mali on his first visit to Africa, according to local media reports. Full text...
  • Mali: New peacekeeping chief praises Mali's support for UN mission
    17 may 2017 06:28:12
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – During his first working visit to Mali, United Nations peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Tuesday met in the capital, Bamako, with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other senior Malian officials, whom he thanked for their constructive and sustained cooperation with the UN integrated mission in the country, known by the French acronym, MINUSMA. Full text...
  • Mali: IMF team finds hopeful economic performance in Mali
    12 may 2017 08:59:39
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Encouraged by the steady performance of the Malian economy, a visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team said on Thursday that the country's economic activity should remain strong in 2017. Full text...
  • Mali: Liberian ‘Blue helmet’ killed in attack on UN Mission camp in Mali
    05 may 2017 04:53:08
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A United Nations peacekeeper from Liberia was killed and nine others injured when their camp came under attack in the Malian city of Timbuktu, the UN Integrated Mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, has reported. Full text...
  • Mali: FIFA lifts suspension on Mali Football Federation
    01 may 2017 10:46:35
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The World Soccer Governing Body, FIFA, has lifted the suspension it placed on the Mali Football Federation (FEMAFOOT), according to the FIFA General Secretary, Fatma Samoura. Full text...
  • UN: Senior UN relief official spotlights Mali's complex challenges
    29 april 2017 05:58:02
    New York, US (PANA) - At the end his three-day mission to Mali, a senior United Nations relief official has underlined the need to keep the humanitarian needs of its people on the international spotlight. Full text...
  • Mali: UN peacekeepers, Malian forces targeted in ‘cowardly’ terrorist attacks
    19 april 2017 08:03:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali has strongly condemned the “cowardly” attacks that took place against its personnel as well as members of the national armed forces, and voiced deep concern at ongoing insecurity in the northern and central parts of the country. Full text...
  • Somalia: CAF President visits Somalia
    17 april 2017 14:18:36
    Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - CAF President Ahmad Ahmad arrived in Mogadishu on Monday to begin a two-day working visit to Somalia, his first to the Horn of Africa since assuming office in March. Full text...
  • UN: New UN peacekeeping chief tasks Malian parties on peace deal
    06 april 2017 20:32:16
    New York, US (PANA) - The new UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Thursday stressed the need for the parties to the conflict in Mali to redouble their efforts to accelerate the implementation of their 2015 peace agreement while expressing a concern about the volatile security situation in the West African country. Full text...
  • UN: Mali ratifies amendment to Montreal Protocol on HFCs
    04 april 2017 20:37:49
    New York, US (PANA) - Mali has become the first country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, a ground-breaking amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Tuesday. Full text...
  • US: Carter Center gets US$800,000 grant for trachoma elimination in Mali, Niger
    27 march 2017 16:20:21
    Atlanta, US (PANA) - The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has awarded The Carter Center a grant of US$800,000 to help support an initiative to eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali and Niger, the Center announced on Monday. Full text...
  • Mali: Mali govt. says it will not be swayed by FIFA ban
    20 march 2017 09:39:53
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Vowing that it will not be perturbed by the FIFA ban, the Malian Minister of Sport, Housseïni Amion Guindo, says he is bent on reforming the Malian national football, adding "We will not be swayed by the suspension." Full text...
  • Mali: FIFA suspends Mali indefinitely over govt. interference
    17 march 2017 14:18:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The World Football Governing Body, FIFA, has suspend the Malian Football Association from soccer-related activities as a reason of government interference. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Rayon Sports of Rwanda qualifies for play-off round, thanks to FIFA
    17 march 2017 13:58:54
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - FIFA has ordered the Malian club, Onze Créateurs, to forfeit its second-leg, first-round match against Rayon Sports of Rwanda in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup following its ban on Mali as a result of the government interference in football matters in the West African nation.Full text...
  • Mali: Japan gives Mali 2.5 billion CFAF for security
    17 march 2017 12:46:26
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Japan has granted Mali a 2.5 billion CFAF facility to enable the African country finance its security sector, according to an agreement signed Thursday in Bamako, the Malian capital.Full text...
  • Mali: Mali faces FIFA ban for government interference in FEMAFOOT
    15 march 2017 08:40:46
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali could come under the FIFA sledge hammer after the country’s sports minister, Housseyni Amion Guindo, missed a deadline to revoke his dissolution of the football federation’s Executive Committee. Full text...
  • UN: UN expert urges stronger civilian protection in north, central Mali
    10 march 2017 06:09:53
    New York, US (PANA) - UN human rights expert on Mali, Mr. Suliman Baldo has called for stronger protection for the local populations and humanitarian workers in north and central Mali following serious security threats in the two regions. Full text...
  • UN: UN, partners task Malian parties on peace agreement implementation
    08 march 2017 20:54:15
    New York, US (PANA) - Commending recent progress, including the launch of interim authorities in Kidal, northern Mali, the UN and regional blocs on Wednesday urged the parties to the peace agreement in Mali to overcome the difficulties which are impeding the establishment of such authorities in the Taoudeni and Timbuktu regions. Full text...
  • Rwanda: Mali's justice minister seeks to replicate Rwandan experience back home
    08 march 2017 15:28:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Mali's Justice Minister, Mamadou Ismaël Konaté, currently on a week-long working visit to Rwanda, on Wednesday expresses his wishes to see Rwanda and his country collaborate on judicial, legal and human rights issues, especially in maintaining correctional facilities. Full text...
  • 2016 CAF Conf. Cup: Rayon Sports of Rwanda departs for Mali without key players
    08 march 2017 10:26:30
    Kigali,Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwanda's first division football club of Rayon Sports on Wednesday departed for the CAF Confederation Cup first round, first leg match against Mali’s Onze Créateurs on Saturday with a hope to win the match despite the absence of key players for various reasons.Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Mali secures US $25m AfDB loan to build solar photovoltaic plant
    07 march 2017 16:54:57
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Mali has secured a US$25 million concessional loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to fund its first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, the Bank announced here on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Mali: Extraordinary G5-Sahel summit opens in Bamako
    06 february 2017 14:32:41
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Opening the extraordinary summit of G5-Sahel member countries in Bamako, Mali, Chadian president, Idriss Deby Itno, on Monday bemoaned the fresh outbreak of terrorism in the Sahelian region, alluding to the recent deadly attacks in military camps in Mali and Niger.Full text...
  • Mali: Sikasso to host int'l Balafon festival in February
    03 february 2017 13:32:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian city of Sikasso, 380 kilometres south of Bamako, will 8-12 February host the international ‘Triangle du Balafon’ festival, official sources told PANA on Friday. Full text...
  • Mali: Mali opposition leader says terrorist attacks killed at least 332 in 2016
    01 february 2017 12:03:58
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The leader of Mali's opposition Union for Republic and Democracy (URD), Soumaila Cissé, says at least 332 people, including 207 civilians, were killed last year following attacks perpetrated by terrorist groups operating in the north and centre of the country.Full text...
  • Mali: Mali launches education for human rights project
    31 january 2017 16:58:40
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday in Bamako launched a joint project called "Education for human rights, citizenship and peace." Full text...
  • Mali: UN mission condemns attack on Kidal base that kills one peacekeeper
    25 january 2017 07:24:34
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has condemned the attack on its camp in the country’s restive northern region of Kidal, which left one ‘blue helmet’ dead and two others seriously wounded. Full text...
  • Algeria: Algeria 'strongly condemns' suicide attack in Mali
    19 january 2017 11:59:48
    Algiers, Algeria (PANA) – Algeria has strongly condemned the suicide attack on Wednesday that targeted a group camp of former rebels and members of the pro-governmental armed groups, in the Mali's northern city of Gao, reaffirming its commitment to the peace and reconciliation deal in Mali. Full text...
  • US: UN condemns Mali suicide attack
    19 january 2017 06:19:57
    New York, US (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide-vehicle attack on Wednesday perpetrated against a military camp in the northern Mali city of Gao that reportedly left at least 50 people dead and dozens injured. Full text...
  • US: US condemns 'cowardly attack' on Malian town
    19 january 2017 06:09:59
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has strongly condemned Wednesday's "cowardly attack" on a military camp in Gao in northern Mali that houses government forces and members of the primary armed groups that signed the Malian peace accord. Full text...
  • Belgium: EC extends EUCAP Sahel Mali mission for two years
    11 january 2017 18:18:33
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the European Union security mission EUCAP Sahel Mali for two years until 14 January 2019.Full text...
  • US: US envoy for Africa visits Mali, Ghana
    30 november 2016 19:01:41
    New York, US (PANA) - US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms. Linda Thomas-Greenfield will Thursday undertake a three-day official mission to Bamako, Mali to participate in meetings with the goal of advancing the country’s peace process, a US State Department said. Full text...
  • Mali: 'Trial of former junta leader must bring justice for abductions, torture and murder'
    29 november 2016 06:41:42
    Bamako, Mai (PANA) - Human sights group Amnesty International says the opening of the trial of former Malian junta leader Amadou Haya Sanogo is an important first step to put an end to an agonizing three-year-long wait for justice for those who suffered torture, as well as the murder and enforced disappearances of loved ones, at the hands of his soldiers. Full text...
  • UN: Two Malians, one UN peacekeeper killed in northern Mali
    07 november 2016 16:17:21
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the deadly attack on Sunday in northern Mali that claimed the lives of two Malian civilians and one peacekeeper from Togo while injuring seven others.Full text...
  • US: UN Security Council ‘strongly condemns’ ceasefire violations in Mali
    04 november 2016 06:18:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Strongly condemning repeated violations of the ceasefire arrangements by the Plateforme and Coordination in and around northern Mali’s restive Kidal town, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday warned that such acts threaten the viability of the peace agreement in the country and called on the armed groups to immediately cease hostilities and return to dialogue.Full text...
  • US: Stalled peace process, fresh ceasefire violations risk Mali’s stability – UN
    07 october 2016 06:31:58
    New York, US (PANA) - Citing a lack of progress on the peace process in Mali, the United Nations peacekeeping chief on Thursday warned that the UN mission there would not be able to fully carry out its mandate as long as the signatories to the peace agreement do not resolutely engage in its implementation. Full text...
  • UN: UN chief condemns attacks against UN mission in Mali
    04 october 2016 17:44:00
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Monday's series of attacks against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Full text...

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