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Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash
Berlin (AFP) - German prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali.
Exclusive: Airbus staff error led to fatal Mali copter crash - German official
BERLIN (Reuters) - The fatal crash of a German armed forces helicopter in Mali last year was caused by the failure of mechanics from manufacturer Airbus to correctly set the aircraft’s rotor controls after repairs, a defense official told Reuters on Wednesday.
Over 200 killed in Mali ethnic clashes
BAMAKO, (CAJ News) – ETHNIC militias have killed more than 200 civilians during communal violence in central Mali this year. Most murders are blamed on so-called self defense who have targeted mostly ethnic Peuhl villagers for their alleged support of Islamist armed groups linked to Al-Qaeda.
IMF Executive Board Completes Tenth Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Mali and approves US$43.85 Million Disbursement
The near term macroeconomic outlook remains favorable, although there are considerable downside risks from the fragile security conditions, commodity prices changes, and weather conditions.
Mechanic's error blamed for 2017 German helicopter crash in Mali
A mistake during maintenance work caused last year's Bundeswehr helicopter crash in Mali while on a UN mission, claims Germany's armed forces. The Airbus UH Tiger plunged uncontrollably, killing its two pilots.
Going Global: Turkish TV shows gaining popularity in Somalia
As traditional TV networks and streaming sites compete for viewers, there's been an abundance of shows to binge-watch. Among those growing in popularity are Turkish TV shows. They now reach more viewers than ever - in over 140 countries. And as Natasha Hussain reports, Turkish series in Somalia are
Mali: Dangerous Upsurge In Abuse By Ethnic Militias, Warns HRW
Ethnic militias have killed over 200 civilians and burned dozens of villages in communal violence in central Mali during 2018, Human Rights Watch said in a recent report. Most victims have been ethnic Peuhl villagers targeted by Dogon and Bambara “self-defense groups” for their alleged support of Is
Jihadists deny Mali leader killed in French-led attack
Nouakchott (AFP) - Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Tuesday denied that Malian jihadist leader Amadou Koufa had been killed during a November raid by French forces, according to a statement released by the Mauritanian news agency Alakhbar.
Somalia: Parliament speaker moves out of official residence
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The speaker of the House of the People, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman has reportedly moved out of his official residence amid political deadlock, Garowe Online reports.
NIGER 2019: CAF RELEASES DRAW PROCEDURE FOR TOTAL U-20 AFCON
The draw for the 21st edition of the Total U-20 AFCON Niger 2019 will take place on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at the Centre Technique de La Fenifoot, Niamey at 21H00 local time (20H00 GMT).
RUDN medics called the world to action against hepatitis in Somalia
Viral hepatitis means liver inflammation caused by viruses and is among top-10 mortality factors in the world. It is passed with contaminated food and water, through contact with infected blood, via common use of household appliances such as manicure or shaving sets. There are numerous viruses that
Somalia battles overcrowding in capital city
MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – MOGADISHU, the Somali capital, is now the most overcrowded city in Africa after conflict and natural disasters cause massive displacement to the area.
AFCON 2019: Eagles may face Uruguay’s Cavani, Suarez, others in friendly
Morocco, Mali also on the cards as Rohr, Pachon meet. The Super Eagles may face top South American side Uruguay in an international friendly match as part of the build-up for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Somalia's GDP growth seen expanding to 3.1 pct in 2018 - IMF
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia’s economic growth is expected to pick up in 2018 as it recovers from drought that had reduced farming output, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.
IMF expects Somalia’s GDP to grow by in 2018
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia’s economic growth is expected to pick up in 2018 as it recovers from the drought that had reduced farming output, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.
Ethnic militias fuel surge in Mali violence
Cape Town: Ethnic militias in Mali have caused a surge in violence this year, killing more than 200 civilians and burning down dozens of villages in the volatile West African nation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday. Most victims belonged to the Peuhl ethnic group and had been attacked by member
Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 11 December 2018)
The recent improvements in the humanitarian situation in Somalia are threatened by the poor performance of the Deyr rainy season, particularly for some areas in the North. Furthermore, despite a reduction in the overall number of people requiring assistance (currently, 4.2 million), the figure remai
UnSettlement: Urban displacement in the 21st century: City of flight -New and secondary displacements in Mogadishu, Somalia (November 2018)
As Somalis flee to cities, Mogadishu becomes most crowded city in Africa. 11 December 2018 - Conflict and natural disasters from 2017 – 2018 caused massive displacement to cities – says new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
Gold production resumes at Randgold's Loulo mine in Mali
BAMAKO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Production at Randgold’s Loulo gold mine in Mali resumed on Wednesday after a week-long outage over a pay dispute, the head of the union said, warning of possible further industrial action.
EU extends Somalia maritime assistance mission
The Council extended the mandate of the EU capacity building mission in Somalia, EUCAP Somalia until 31 December 2020. The Council also agreed on a budget of €66.1 million for the period 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2020.