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Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent...

24 Mar 2017

Mali rolls out DTT initiative

Thomson Broadcast to protect Malian public broadcaster DTT deployment...

14 Nov 2019

#AfricaMonth: Mapping out crucial data at a disaster scene

Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

Innovative messaging app tailor-made for Malians

Lenali integrates local languages such as Bambara, Soninke, Songhai, Mooré and Wolof, as well as French, making the app accessible to people without formal education...

17 May 2019

#WorldMalariaDay: As a Malian, the slogan 'zero malaria starts with me' has special meaning

For the millions worldwide living with the daily reality of malaria, bringing an end to this awful disease can feel like a distant dream...

By Mamadou Coulibaly 25 Apr 2019

Mali's cultural capital shows how citizen-centred development can trump gentrification

In the first week of every February, the streets of Ségou in Mali come to life...

By Jenny Mbaye 22 Dec 2017

Mali YouTube activist hurt in assassination bid

A Malian activist whose fierce criticism of politicians and religious figures on YouTube has made him a cult figure, survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday, his family told AFP...

28 Jul 2017

Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

Private radio operators in Mali on Sunday denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences...

19 Apr 2017

Promoting a general history of Africa

Launched in 1964, the elaboration of the eight volumes of the General History of Africa has mobilised more than 230 historians and specialists for more than 35 years...

14 Dec 2016

Eranove to operate Kenié hydro-electric dam in Mali

The Eranove Group, through its Kenié Energie Renouvelable subsidiary, has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the government of the Republic of Mali...

19 Jun 2015

Court throws out case against Malian editor

BAMAKO: A Malian newspaper editor detained for nearly a month after publishing an open letter from disgruntled soldiers was freed on Tuesday, 30 April 2013, after the case was declared "null and void".

3 May 2013

Mali hopes to revive industry and increase exports

The shops in Mali are full of imported goods from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This, Mali's captains of industry maintain, is not necessary...

By Bram Posthumus 29 Dec 2017

State TV, radio relaunched in Malian rebel stronghold

Public radio and television has restarted after nine months off the airwaves in Mali's northeastern rebel bastion of Kidal, the state broadcaster said on Wednesday, after separatist militants handed back its local headquarters.

13 Dec 2013

Reports of Malian news portal censored by government

There have been reports that Malian news site, Maliactu, based in Paris has been threatened by Mali's government after posting an Associated Press (AP) story today implicating Malian soldiers in extrajudicial killings.

12 Dec 2013

Malian children face education crisis

While the world remains focused on ending Mali's conflict following rebel incursions into the northern part of the country early last year, there are about 400,000 Malian children facing severe disruptions in their education, warns the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF.

By Kingsley Ighobor 20 May 2013

Journalist stabbed for his critical reporting

Authorities in Mali must investigate an attack on a critical radio journalist that came two weeks after he received threats warning him to resign from the station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said yesterday, 11 March 2013.

12 Mar 2013

Malian editor detained following publication of critical letter

Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the arrest by the state security service of Le Républicain editor Boukary Ndaou, who is being held in an unknown location.

12 Mar 2013

Hollande's flying visit to Mali

SAVARE, MALI: President Francois Hollande arrived in Mali on Saturday (2 February) as French-led troops worked to secure the last Islamist stronghold in the north after a lightning offensive against the extremists.

4 Feb 2013

Independent media one of the first casualties in coup

Mutinous soldiers who seized power last week from Mali's president Amadou Toumani Touré also occupied the headquarters of the state radio and TV broadcaster and interrupted other TV and radio shows, say Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Human Rights Watch. Some citizens turned to Twitter to get their news updates, reports the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

30 Mar 2012

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