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Evaluation of direct and indirect effects of seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Mali

Randomized controlled trials have established that seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) in children is a promising strategy to reduce malaria transmission in Sahelian West Africa. This strategy was recently introduced in a dozen countries, and about 12 million children received SMC in 2016. Howeve

NATURE.COM - 2018-05-25 00:00:00

Federal government open to sending more military helicopters to Mali | The Star

Those helicopters and about 250 military personnel are scheduled to leave in July and begin work on Aug. 1, Col. Chris McKenna, the commander of the helicopter detachment, told The Canadian Press on Wednesday.While the detachment will likely be called upon at times to move troops and equipment acros

THESTAR.COM - 2018-05-24 11:58:30

Mali: "European humanitarian aid treats 80 000 children each year whose lives are threatened by malnutrition"

Severe acute malnutrition causes five million child deaths each year worldwide. Most of these deaths are preventable, as over 90 percent of acute malnourished children who receive treatment are cured. In Mali, more than 120 000 severely malnourished children were admitted to health centres in 2017.


Sheraton makes its debut in Mali: Travel Weekly

The hotel group made its debut in Mali with the opening of 200-roomSheraton Bamako Hotelat the beginning of May. Strategically located in close proximity to Bamako's Modibo Keita Airport in one of the city's most sought-after neighborhoods, the hotel provides easy access to the city center, major em


Random: Meet 'Super Mali', The Mario Toy You Always (Never) Wanted

Many of us likely know the feeling of sending a parent or loved one to the game store, hoping to get the latest and greatest product upon their return, only to end up receiving a broken copy ofFifa 2002and a knock-off 'Pokémon Sparkly Glitter Version' instead of the real deal. Well, here's an articl


Sunjata Keita, founder of the Mali Empire

West African storytellers still sing the praises of Sunjata Keita today. Crippled as a child, he overcame his disability to unify the fragmented kingdoms of the region, creating the vast medieval Mali Empire.


KU recruit follows advice of fellow Mali native Cheick Diallo, improves shot blocking

N’Faly Dante, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound, 16-year-old sophomore center from Wichita’s Sunrise Academy, had more blocked shots (five) than baskets (four) in MoKan Elite’s 66-60 victory over the Colorado Hawks in the showcase game of the KC Classic AAU tournament Saturday night at Sports Pavilion Lawrence


12 civilians killed in Mali market attack

"One of the soldiers had been attacked by an armed man at the market in Boulekessi. Afterwards, in circumstances not yet clear, at least 12 civilians at the site were killed," the source said.


Thousands of Canadians to participate in World Vision's 3rd Annual Global 6K Walk for Water to benefit children and families in Mali, West Africa

World Vision Canada announced its premiere site for the annual6KWalk for Water, which will be held at Downsview Park,Toronto, onSaturday, May 26th. Special guests include comedian and event MC Steve Geyer, singerMartina Ortiz Luisand several other live music acts.


5 year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra beheaded in suspected ritual murder in Mali

ByThis Is Africaon May 17, 2018 —A five-year-old girl with albinism Djeneba Diarra was beheaded in a suspected ritual murder for her body parts in Mali. Her murder has caused an outrage in her home village and on social media. Prominent campaigner on albinism, Malian musician Salif Keita has comment


Compass Gold: Warrant Exercise Adds $830,000 to Treasury for Ongoing Exploration at Sikasso Gold Properties in Southern Mali

TORONTO, May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --Compass Gold Corp.(TSX-V:CVB)(Compassorthe Company)is pleased to announce that its Warrant Holders have exercised approximately 2.3 million warrants from the November 2017 private placement (see News Release dated November 29, 2017), for gross proceeds to the


US forces hit Shabaab outside Somali capital | FDD's Long War Journal

On Wednesday, US forces conducted an airstrike 15 miles southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu against al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa. The attack killed 10 Shabaab terrorists,accordingto a US Forces Africa Command (AFRICOM) press release yesterday.

THE LONG WAR JOURNAL - 2018-05-25 11:57:46

Dozens killed in clashes between two Somali regions in land dispute

GAROWE, Somalia (Reuters) - Fighting between Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region and breakaway Somaliland has killed dozens of soldiers, according to a witness and a military commander who spoke of a “hellish” outbreak of violence.

REUTERS - 2018-05-25 07:49:19

Nun killed after Regensburg address to be beatified May 26

A nun who was killed in the uproar after Benedict XVI was accused of criticizing Islam in a speech he gave in Regensburg, Germany, will be beatified in Italy on Saturday.

ALETEIA.ORG - 2018-05-24 20:47:54

US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 10 fighters

MOGADISHU, Somalia –The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike outside Somalia's capital that killed 10 extremists.The U.S. Africa Command says it has carried out 14 such airstrikes so far this year against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which continues to hold some rural

FOXNEWS - 2018-05-24 17:37:40

Outcry in Mali after albino child beheaded in 'ritual' murder

Bamako (AFP) - Armed men abducted and beheaded a five-year-old albino girl in Mali at the weekend, police said, in what was feared to be a ritual murder for supposedly magic body parts. Djeneba Diarra, whose family lives in Fana village 125 kilometres (78 miles) north of Bamako, "was sleeping in the


Piracy made a strong comeback in Somalia in 2017

The number of incidents in the Horn of Africa region doubled in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the annualState of Piracy reportreleased by the non-profit One Earth Future’s Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) program. Showcasing that pirate groups have still retained their ability to organi

QUARTZ - 2018-05-24 13:31:26

East Africa Flood Deaths Surpass 400

Across Kenya, Rwanda and Somalia, the death toll from the flooding has surpassed 400, with many thousands more forced to flee their homes to escape rising waters.

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-05-24 12:13:00

ACTED’s response to the agro-pastoral crisis in Northern Mali

Food insecurity and malnutrition rates have been increasing in Northern Mali throughout the past year. As the agropastoral crisis worsens with the soon to come “hunger gap”, ACTED increases its support to vulnerable agro-pastoral households in the North, thanks to OFDA’s support.


West Virginia’s Sagaba Konate returns to school

Sagaba Konate, a 6-foot-9 center from Mali, will return to school for his junior season to anchor West Virginia’s defense for yet another season,according to ESPN." class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm">Sagaba Konate, a 6-foot-9 center from Mali, will return to school for

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-05-24 00:00:00