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  • Former Mali Defender Coulibaly Thanks Colombia's Rodriguez for Help After Heart Attack in Qatar

    01/14/2022 9:47:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    France24 ^ | 14/01/2022
    Former Mali international Ousmane Coulibaly, who suffered a heart attack on the pitch during a Qatar Stars League match last week, has thanked Colombia international James Rodriguez for helping to save his life. The 32-year-old Coulibaly collapsed in front of the goal near the end of the first half of his team Al Wakrah's match against Al Rayyan at Doha's Al Gharafa Stadium and was treated by medical and ambulance staff before being stabilised in hospital. SNIP "Thanks to God and the work of these heroes I was saved," defender Coulibaly said in the post, while also thanking hospital staff...
  • Russian troops deploy to Mali’s Timbuktu after French exit

    01/08/2022 9:45:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    aljazeera. ^ | 7 Jan 2022
    Mali’s army spokesperson has said Russian soldiers have deployed to the northern city of Timbuktu to train Malian forces at a base vacated by French troops last month amid persistent insecurity in a country where large swaths of territory are out of the government’s control. The Malian government said late last year that “Russian trainers” had arrived in the country, but Bamako and Moscow have so far provided few details on the deployment, including on how many soldiers are involved or the Russian troops’ precise mission. On December 23, a group of Western countries led by former colonial power France,...
  • African military regimes are chasing China out of Africa

    11/29/2021 7:24:13 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 54 replies ^ | November 3, 202 | by Sanbeer Singh Ranhotra
    For quite a long time now, China has been behaving like a power that owns Africa and all its resources. Having debt trapped countries, the red rogue nation has been looking to seize control of their strategic assets, with the ultimate goal of establishing bases for itself across the continent. China has been pursuing a neo-colonial agenda for quite some time, but countries of Africa are now coming together to kick China out of the continent. An interesting phenomenon is beginning to make a comeback in Africa. The vast continent is no novice when it comes to military rule and...
  • Gunmen ambush and kill 69 in Niger’s troubled borderlands

    11/04/2021 6:52:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    A delegation led by the mayor of Banibangou was ambushed on Tuesday about 50 km (30 miles) from the town, near the border with Mali. The area is overrun by militants associated with a local affiliate of Islamic State that has killed hundreds of civilians in rural communities this year. A poverty-stricken, arid zone of west Africa encompassing the borderlands of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso has been racked by violence in recent years as armed groups, some linked with al-Qaeda, have sought to establish control over communities and rid the region of local and international military forces. Thousands of...
  • Slavery is alive in Mali and continues to wreak havoc on lives

    10/29/2021 2:30:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 10/29/2021 | Mucahid Durmaz
    It was supposed to be a joyful occasion. Young men and women gathered in a circle, displaying their dance moves as they celebrated Mali’s independence day in the country’s western region of Kayes. But things took a dark turn when a group of people carrying thick wooden sticks and machetes appeared all of sudden. The celebrating crowd – people from the so-called “slave” class – were brutally attacked and publicly humiliated by the descendants of slaveholder families who consider themselves “nobles”.
  • Chinese Nationals Attacked in Pakistan and Mali, Both Related to the CCP’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’

    07/24/2021 9:24:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/24/2021 | Shawn Lin
    In two separate incidents on July 14 and 17, Chinese nationals working on the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects in Pakistan and Mali were attacked. Among them, nine Chinese nationals in Pakistan died, and three in Mali were kidnapped.According to Dawn, a local news network in Pakistan, on July 14, a bus full of laborers on its way to a local construction site, exploded and fell into a ravine killing 13 and injuring 28. Among the 13 killed, nine were Chinese nationals. They were heading towards the site of a tunnel being built as part...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 5/30/2021 Political Tension New Government Israel

    05/30/2021 9:24:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/30/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    The political developments in Israel today but first... A tripling of injuries among 12 to 17 olds being vaccinated for COVID-19 in the US. That's part of the latest data from the CDC on vaccine side effects through Friday May 21st. There are not 3,449 total adverse events for 12 to 17 year olds... A vaccination site at a middle school in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho targeting children in the 12 to 17-year old age group staffed by National Guard personnel and guarded by police... A manhunt in France for an ex-soldier described as heavily armed. He opened fire on police...
  • Military detain Mali’s president, prime minister and defence minister

    05/25/2021 6:00:20 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-25-21 | David Lewis
    Military officers in Mali detained the president, prime minister and defence minister of the interim government on Monday, deepening political chaos just months after a military coup ousted the previous president, multiple sources told Reuters. President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and defence minister Souleymane Doucoure were all taken to a military base in Kati outside the capital Bamako, hours after two members of the military lost their positions in a government reshuffle, the diplomatic and government sources said. Their detentions followed the military ouster in August of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The development could exacerbate instability in the...
  • Malian woman gives birth to nine babies

    05/07/2021 1:53:30 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | May 6, 2021 | BBC Staff
    A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies - two more than doctors had detected during scans. Halima Cissé gave birth to the nonuplets in Morocco. Mali's government flew her there for specialist care. "I'm very happy," her husband told the BBC. "My wife and the babies [five girls and four boys] are doing well." A woman who had eight babies in the US in 2009 holds the Guinness World Record for the most children delivered at a single birth to survive. Two sets of nonuplets have previously been recorded - one born to a woman in Australia...
  • Malian Woman Halima Cisse Expecting 7 Babies Gives Birth to 9

    05/05/2021 11:33:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2021 | Hannah Sparks
    A 25-year-old mother who was expecting to give birth to an already jaw-dropping seven babies was shocked to find two more babies tucked in her womb during labor — making her one of the few women in history to birth nonuplets. Halima Cisse, from Timbuktu, was told by doctors in Mali’s capital, Bamako, that she’d be having seven babies. A second opinion from doctors in Morocco confirmed the shocking news. Cisse’s pregnancy had already made national headlines before she went into labor. So invested were Malians that the nation’s president, Bah N’Daw, ordered that Cisse be sent to North Africa...
  • Student was not victim of racism for 'eating while black' at $80k Smith College and made up details that ruined the lives of four campus workers and led to controversial anti-bias training that employee resigned over

    02/24/2021 11:52:10 PM PST · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 25 2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    An elite Massachusetts liberal arts college has quietly conceded that there was no truth to allegations of racism made by one of their students that 'ruined the lives' of numerous campus workers. Oumou Kanoute was in the canteen at Smith College on July 31, 2018 when she claimed she was profiled for 'eating while black' after a security guard asked her what she was doing. Kanoute, a psychology undergraduate student, posted video of the incident on social media and claimed that she was the victim of racism.
  • Mali: Three French Soldiers Killed in Counterterrorism Operation

    12/29/2020 9:51:14 PM PST · by xomething · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/29/2020 | Gabrielle Reyes
    Three French soldiers were killed in Mali on Monday after their armored vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED) during a counterterrorism operation in the West African country, the French government said. The soldiers were killed while conducting operations in central Mali as part of the French military’s Operation Barkhane campaign to combat Islamist militants throughout the African Sahel region, French government authorities said. The incident occurred near the small town of Hombori, located in the central Mali province of Mopti, according to the Wall Street Journal. France’s government identified the slain soldiers as Quentin Pauchet, Tanerii Mauri, and Dorian...
  • Islamists attack three French military bases in Mali

    12/01/2020 8:54:55 AM PST · by xomething · 2 replies
    Tribune India ^ | 11/30/2020
    The camps were hit by ‘indirect fire’ and no deaths or injuries were reported. The only damage was to a UN base in Kidal Al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters rocketed French military bases in Kidal, Menaka and Gao in northern Mali within the space of a few hours on Monday morning, a rare sign of coordinated raids on international forces. The camps were hit by “indirect fire”, although no deaths or injuries were reported, said Thomas Romiguier, a spokesman for French forces, who have more than 5,100 personnel spread across the region. The only damage was to a United Nations base...
  • Al-Qaeda threatens Emmanuel Macron as France kills 50 jihadists in Mali

    11/07/2020 10:29:52 AM PST · by xomething · 6 replies
    WION ^ | 11/03/2020 | WION Web Team
    Emmanuel Macron at press briefing Photograph:( AFP ) Justifying killings of people who insult Prophet, Al-Qaeda on Monday threatened French President Emmanuel Macron over his comments on Islam. Macron defended the publication of Prophet Mohammed's caricatures on the grounds of freedom of speech and expression which has angered several radical groups and Muslim nations across the world. "Killing anyone who insults the prophet is the right of each and every Muslim," the terror group, the terror group that is known by its French acronym AQMI, said in a statement. The controversy began after the French teacher Samuel Paty near...
  • Gunmen kill 8 in central Mali attack

    11/04/2020 10:43:52 AM PST · by xomething
    Deccan Herald ^ | 11/04/2020 | afp,Bamako
    Large stretches of the landlocked African state remain outside of government control Gunmen have killed eight people in central Mali, a local official and security ministry staffer said Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn Sahel state. Militants attacked a minibus Tuesday, the officials said, which was travelling between the towns of Bandiagara and Bankass in central Mali's volatile Mopti region, which is prone to frequent jihadist attacks and ethnic killings. "Armed men opened fire on the minibus," a local government official told AFP, adding that eight people died, four escaped and eight were seriously wounded, three of...
  • France Says its Forces Killed 50 Islamic Extremists in Mali

    11/03/2020 1:56:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    French military forces fighting Islamic extremists in West Africa killed more than 50 jihadists and detained four in an operation last week in Mali, French officials said. Defense Minister Florence Parly tweeted Monday night that the French force in the region also confiscated weapons and equipment from the fighters in the operation last Friday, which she said “shows once again that terrorist groups cannot act with impunity.” Drones monitoring the region in northern Mali spotted a convoy of suspected fighters on motorcycles, prompting France to launch the operation, first with airstrikes and then with a ground operation by French commandos,...
  • Swiss Missionary Executed, Fellow Hostages Freed

    11/02/2020 5:39:42 PM PST · by xomething · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 10/16/2020 | World Watch Monitor
    Beatrice Stockli was kidnapped by Islamist extremists in Timbuktu, Mali, in January 2016. A Swiss missionary Beatrice Stöckli—kidnapped from Timbuktu, Mali in January 2016—was killed only weeks before other hostages were freed by Islamist extremists, in an apparent prisoner-hostage swap negotiated by the new transitional government in Mali. ... The Swiss Foreign Ministry expressed its sorrow that Stöckli, a single woman in her late 40s, was “apparently killed by kidnappers of the Islamist terrorist organization Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslim (JNIM) about a month ago.”... .... the missionary settled in Timbuktu in 2000, working for a Swiss church,... The...
  • 2 terrorists get death sentences for multiple attacks including 2015 Mali hotel slaughter that killed 20

    10/28/2020 8:57:21 PM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 10/28/2020 | joseph wilkinson
    Two Islamic extremist terrorists were sentenced to death Wednesday in Mali for carrying out one terror attack and planning two others, including the 2015 hostage crisis in which two gunmen killed 20 people at a hotel. Fawaz Ould Ahmed and Sadou Chaka pleaded guilty and expressed no remorse for the three attacks, French news agency AFP reported. Ould Ahmed, a Mauritian national, said he was personally responsible for a March 2015 attack where he shot five people at a restaurant in the Malian capital of Bamako, according to Reuters. Ould Ahmed and Chaka are best known, however, for planning the...
  • THE CALIPHATE RETURNS ISIS taking over swathes of Africa like it did in Syria and Iraq with ‘staggeringly brutal’ tactics, Pentagon warns

    10/27/2020 5:31:32 PM PDT · by xomething · 28 replies ^ | 10/27/2020 | Imogen Braddick
    ISLAMIC State is taking over swathes of Africa like it did in Syria and Iraq with "staggeringly brutal" tactics, the Pentagon has warned. According to a report from West Point, the US officer training academy, the group's expansion and regrouping on the continent shows "Islamic State is far from defeated". "By the summer of 2020, it had become resolutely clear that the Islamic State was a changed organisation, but by no means a beaten one," the report, published by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Centre, said. The Pentagon report said there has been a "marked upward curve of claimed cumulative attacks...
  • Mali: at least twelve civilians and as many Malian soldiers killed in an attack

    10/17/2020 9:07:04 PM PDT · by xomething · 1 replies
    le monde ^ | 10/13/2020 | Le Monde avec AFP
    The center of the country has been caught in a whirlwind of violence since the emergence in this region in 2015 of a jihadist group led by the Fulani preacher Amadou Koufa, who recruited widely from his community. Twelve civilians, including two women and a child, and at least as many Malian soldiers, were killed in a double attack Tuesday, October 13 in central Mali, the deadliest in the country since the putsch of August 18. This new attack comes a few days after the release of four hostages - an opposition leader, Soumaïla Cissé, the French Sophie Pétronin and...