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Mali’s climate fund has received 150 billion CFA Francs boost from the country’s technical and financial partners.
Mali’s Defense ministry says government troops have overrun positions of rebel forces, comprising Malian fighters returning from Libya, who attacked the northern town of Menaka.
The fighting comes just days after a delegation of Malians from Libya including pro-Kadhafi ex-fighters met with President, Amani Toumani Toure recently and pledged their support to the state.
The anti Mouammar Kadhafi rebellion that led to his ousting and killing in last year’s civil war in Libya saw the repatriation of a large number of Malian citizens to their country.
UNICEF and Malian authorities want to get corporations involved in the promotion and the protection of the children’s rights.
With support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a major campaign to vaccinate 4.5 million animals and rid them of parasites has just been launched in the northern parts of Mali and Niger and in areas along the border between the two countries.
Keeping track of the flow of arms and those carrying them in the West African sub-region has become a very difficult, if not impossible task over the years.
But now, a meeting of experts and other officials in Mali has come up with measures to keep track of small arms and light weapons.
Customs harassment on the highway linking Senegal to Mali will soon be a thing of the past.
The issue was once again at the center of talks between Malian and Senegalese authorities at the just ended 20th edition of the international trade fair of Dakar, where Mali was one of the guest countries.
Millions of people in West Africa could be protected from a serious food crisis if preparations are scaled up across West Africa, Oxfam said Monday.
With early indicators pointing to a likely food crisis in 2012, with people at particularly high risk in Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad, now is the time to
invest in preventative measures, the International humanitarian non-governmental organization said.
The World food Programme (WFP) warns of a looming food crisis in the Sahel region in West and Central Africa, while the charity Plan International has stressed the need to “focus on long-term support as well as emergency aid.”
This year’s agricultural campaign in Mali did not meet all the expectations.
This year’s food harvest has yield only 5 million tons,, whereas there was a projection of 8 million tons.