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29 May 2018
Mamoudou Gassama, the 22-year-old Malian "Spiderman" feted for saving a child hanging from a balcony, took his first step toward French citizenship Tuesday and joined the fire brigade as accolades continued to pour in over his daring rescue.
29 May 2018
The family of the young boy saved by "Spiderman" Mamoudou Gassama in a daring rescue that won him global acclaim and a promise of French citizenship has thanked the Malian youth for his quick thinking.
4 May 2018
Former General Manager, Plateau Publishing Corporation, Mr. Jonathan Ishaku, yesterday said Nigeria had crossed the “threshold into the unenviable company of fragile states of Somalia, Mali and South Sudan portraying the nation as a failed state.” The one-time Editor of the defunct Champion Newspapers, while speaking at the maiden colloquium of the state council of…
2 May 2018
Jihadists killed 17 civilians in an attack of "unparallelled horror" in northern Mali, near the border with Niger, local militia groups said on Wednesday.
12 Apr 2018
German aid worker kidnapped by armed men in western Niger on Wednesday was taken north, sources told AFP, one of whom said he was believed to be in neighbouring Mali. Joerg Lange, employed by the aid group Help, was abducted in the Ayorou area of Tillaberi, an unstable border region abutting northern Mali. A security…
24 Mar 2018
Mali's Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga announced measures to address an education crisis in the restive north on Saturday on his first visit to the area. Maiga is charged with improving Mali's security situation but also raising living standards in the north and centre, where jihadists have gained a foothold in communities for whom state…
20 Mar 2018
Mali is country rich in culture and naturally occurring artefacts. If you ever find yourself in this beautiful country, here are some beautiful sites that you must see. Tomb Of Askia This pyramid shaped tomb was built in the late 15th century by Askia Mohammed I. The tomb is located in a town called Gao…
23 Feb 2018
A powerful jihadist alliance has claimed an attack on a French military vehicle in Mali that left two soldiers dead, Mauritanian media reported on Friday.
24 Jan 2018
The UN Security Council on Wednesday gave parties to a peace deal in Mali until the end of March to show progress or face sanctions for obstructing the 2015 agreement.
17 Jan 2018
Gambian President, Adama Barrow, yesterday confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement and body language ‎during a closed-door meeting in Mali was the joker that forced former President Yahya Jammeh to hurriedly relinquish power in 2017. Fielding questions from State House correspondents during a joint conference after a meeting with President Buhari, at the Presidential Villa,…
12 Jan 2018
Three French soldiers deployed in a counter-terrorism force in Mali's restive northeast were injured, one seriously, in a suicide bomb attack, France's army said Friday.
11 Jan 2018
When we think of the world’s all-time richest people, names like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and John D Rockefeller immediately come to mind. But few would have thought, or even heard of, Mansa Musa I of Mali – the obscure 14th century African king who was today named the richest person in all history. With…

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