Tag archive for ‘Mali’
By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

UN Warns of Rising Threat to Children in Mali

(International Christian Concern) –Mali has been a hotbed for violence and extremism for many years now. In 2012, extremists and separatists were able to seize control of much of Northern Mali. The extremists More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Is Africa Losing Its Fight Against Skin Bleaching? Rwanda Enlists the Help of Police to Enforce the Laws

We all know how controversial the issue of skin lightening is across the world, with many countries banning the use of skin lightening products. Well, banning doesn’t seem to be working in Africa; the police are More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 27th, 2018

Mali extends the State of Emergency for another year

(International Christian Concern) –Mali has extended their state of emergency by another year due to continued Jihadists activity in the northern half of the country as well as terrorist activity throughout it More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 27th, 2017

UNICEF: ‘It will take over 100 years to end child marriage in West and Central Africa’

Unless something drastic happens, it’s going to take about a century to end child marriage in West and Central Africa, according to a UNICEF report published earlier this week. Public domain image/Mondo Magic The More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 30th, 2015

State Department issues travel alert due to terrorism plans by ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida and Boko Haram

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Beyoncé donates $125K to help get baby warmers to women in Africa

Beyoncé announced a $125,000 donation to Embrace Innovations, Jane Chen’s organization that designed and distributes her infant warmer, a low-cost alternative to the incubator that looks like a tiny sleeping More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Ebola cases in Guinea near 200

The number of clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and deaths associated with the disease have increased in both Guinea and Liberia, according to a World Health Organization update Thursday. Image/Charles More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Suspected Ebola case investigated in Ghana

A child from Mali that died at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, is being investigated as a suspected case of Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), according to the  Ghana News Agency today. GhanaImage/CIA Ghana’s More...

By Robert On Friday, April 4th, 2014

Ebola update: Liberia announces outbreak, suspected cases reported in Mali

UPDATE: Guinea Ebola numbers are 137 suspect/confirmed cases and 86 deaths. The Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) outbreak first reported from forested areas in south-eastern Guinea has continued to increase and evolve. In More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Carter Center: 148 Guinea worm cases were reported worldwide in 2013

PRESS RELEASE The Carter Center announced today that 148 Guinea worm cases were reported worldwide in 2013. These provisional numbers, reported by ministries of health in the remaining four endemic nations and More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Pamela Anderson asks Philippine President Benigno Aquino to dinner to discuss ‘Mali’ the elephant

The former Baywatch star and Playboy icon, Pamela Anderson, in an effort to have an elephant transferred out of the Manila Zoo in the Philippines, has asks the Philippine President to dinner next time he comes More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 25th, 2013

French mother goes to court over sending her son, named Jihad, to school in a ‘pro-terrorist’ t-shirt

A t-shirt worn by a 3-year-old nursery-schooler, who is named Jihad, now has spiraled to a court case which will begin this week. France is facing new challenges with its growing Muslim population, but the child’s More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Niger to allow U.S. surveillance drones to be stationed in country, anti-war group says get the drones out of Africa

In an apparent effort to be closer to Mali,  US ambassador to Niger, Bisa Williams, made a request to Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou Monday to allow US drone to be based in the northwest African nation. Acording More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Frederick Buttaccio, Texas man, confirmed as American killed in Algerian terrorist hostage crisis

One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. officials said Friday. Frederick Buttaccio, a Texas resident, was identified as the American who died, said the statement from State More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Algeria hostage crisis over, death toll unclear, atleast 11 militants killed

Algeria’s special forces have completed their operation to free hostages from a natural gas complex deep in the Sahara desert, but provided no information on a possible death toll, Algeria’s state news More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Stephen McFaul, Ireland man, confirmed safe after Algeria hostage crisis

The Algeria hostage crisis is over for one man who has contacted his family on Thursday. UPDATE: The crisis is over, but details are unclear, more here Stephen McFaul Stephen McFaul contacted his wife Thursday afternoon More...

By Robert On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
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Chaos in Mali draws French troops, U.S. to provide assistance

Hundreds of French troops arrived in the African country of Mali Friday to carry out raids in an attempt to try to prevent al-Qaida’s North African affiliate, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb or AQIM, from More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Mali Islamist buying children to make into soldiers as they impose Sharia Law

Mali Islamists who seized control of part of Mali are amassing money from ransoms and drug trafficking while imposing Sharia law, says a senior UN official, reports the BBC. Child soldiers are being purchased from More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Mali Islamist lash couple 100 times for out of wedlock child

The Islamists occupying northern Mali on Wednesday gave a couple 100 lashes of a whip for having a child out of wedlock, Sowetan Live reports. Mali Flag Photo/S Kopp via wikimedia commons “At Sankore Square in More...



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