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May 26, 2013
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The death of former Libyan leader Moamar Kaddafi has had an early impact on Mali, with a group of about 400 ex-fighters loyal to the Colonel recently arriving in the north of the country, where they were met by a delegation of Ministers of the Malian government.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said the fight against terrorism in West Africa is going to be consolidated and stepped up.
It is in this light that experts from the sub region have been meeting this week in the Malian capital, Bamako.
Bamako is hosting the second international Neuroscience convention.
The forum is bringing together more than 250 participants from around the world who include eminent Neurologists and Psychiatrists.
Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré has inaugurated the third bridge in the capital, Bamaka.
The China-Mali Friendship Bridge was opened Thursday as part of celebrations marking Mali’s 51st independence anniversary.
Mali’s main opposition party Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD) has appointed the former Chairman of the West African Economic and Monetary Union Commission (WAEMU), Soumaila Cissé as its flag bearer for next year’s presidential election.
Mali has been playing host to the 31st international scientific conference on research in the fight against Tsetse fly, which cause sleeping sickness or trypanosomiasis.
An international meeting on food security is underway in the Malian capital, Bamako.
The meeting, organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), brings together researchers and specialists from several African countries including Ghana, Benin, Senegal, Madagascar, Burundi and Mali.
The governments of Senegal and Mali have expressed readiness to exchange nearly 170 prisoners being held in their respective prisons.
After the regions of Timbucktu and Mopti, a third Malian region, Segou has been hit by cholera, with five deaths reported but medical officials have confirmed only two deaths in the area.
Mali’s meteorological department has reassured farmers in the country that the rains will continue to fall up till November following concerns due to the late start to this year’s rainy season.