Mali’s former PM heard by a judge

Incarcerated in a case of alleged fraud, the former Malian Prime Minister has been heard for the first time by a judge. According to Jeune Afrique, “le Tigre” was heard in this case by a judge of the indictment chamber of the Supreme Court. A surprise hearing for his lawyers who had been asking for several weeks for his trial because of his fragile health. The former Prime Minister remained faithful to his line of defence, firmly rejecting the “accusations” made against him. His lawyers intend to submit a new request for provisional release.
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Qatar - Al Gharafa edge past Al Arabi in Ooredoo Cup

Al Gharafa edged past Al Arabi 2-1 in Round 8 of the Ooredoo Cup at the Al Wakrah Stadium on Friday. For Al Gharafa, Sofiane Hanni (37th minute) and Cheick Diabate (47th minute) scored, while Al Arabi's goal came through Rami Suhail (66th minute). Al Gharafa moved to eight points, while Al Arabi have one more Group B.
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Qatar - Ooredoo Cup Al Gharafa beat Al Arabi 2 1

Al Gharafa defeated Al Arabi 2-1 in Round 8 of the Ooredoo Cup at the Al Wakrah Stadium yesterday.For Al Gharafa, Sofiane Hanni (37th minute) and Cheick Diabate (47th minute) scored, while Al Arabi's goal came through Rami Suhail (66th minute). Al Gharafa moved on to eight points, while Al...
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Manchester United report: Ralf Rangnick handed astonishing £100m transfer budget for January, with big stars lined up

Manchester United interim manager has been given license to reshape the Red Devils' squad in the winter transfer window - with an incredible £100m kitty to spend. Reports are suggesting that the German has identified a number of star names he would like to bolster the squad - and that even though he is only managing in the Premier League on a temporary basis, his future role as a consultant at Old Trafford will allow him to pick out players who can join as soon as possible.

USAID Helps Stabilize Mali’s Government

The West African Country of Mali is one of the most war-torn countries in the world. Routinely experiencing coups and civil wars, the country remains politically unstable. With a nominal GDP of only $17.39 billion, Mali lacks the ability to neutralize violent guerilla fighters and secure control over its provinces. As such, the country is also a victim of widespread poverty. In the wake of the political instability and subsequent poverty, USAID has intervened to help alleviate violence, promote humanitarian efforts and stabilize Mali’s government.

Hummingbird back in action at Yanfolila

Social unrest forced the AIM-listed miner to take the asset offline earlier this week, but on Wednesday Hummingbird said the Malian government had intervened to clear illegal roadblocks and. Dig even deeper with a premium subscription for access to annual reports from the Mining Journal Intelligence department. Online access to...

Hummingbird Resources restarts Mali gold mine

Hummingbird Resources (LON: HUM) has restarted operations at its Yanfolila gold mine in Mali following an improvement in the security situation that forced the company to halt operations at its only producing mine earlier this week. The company said the Malian government had intervened to clear illegal roadblocks and restore...


1. Various shots, aerial views of the Sahel north of Ouagadougou. 3. Wide shot, Michelle Bachelet arrival at helipad in Dori. 4. Wide shot, people at well with containers and their Donkey drawn chariots. 5. Med shot, man with container of water on chariot. 6. Wide shot, awning at the...

A manifesto byAmadou & Mariam

Who better to pass on words of wisdom than Amadou & Mariam? They are a musical duo from West Africa who met at Mali’s Bamako Institute for the Young Blind in 1975. Bound by their mutual love for music, Mariam and Amadou — who became blind aged five and 16 respectively — joined forces and set out on a life traveling the world together, playing Afro-blues and Malian rock to enormous crowds, while picking up and working with a whole host of incredible collaborators along the way.

Desert Blues: Music Assortment “African World” #82

Tuareg music grew to become poetic among the many Algerians in Imarhan, festive among the many Nigers in Etran de l’Aïr, and digital within the Malians within the M’berra Orchestra. Each Wednesday, World africa Showcasing three new music merchandise from or impressed by the African continent.This week, honored«Azuf» (“Nostalgia” in...

Man Utd have four players RB Leipzig may accept in swap deal for Amadou Haidara

Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as Manchester United’s interim boss has sparked up transfer rumours galore about who the German could sign in the winter transfer window. With United desperately in need of a central midfielder, reports linking the club to RB Leipzig star Amadou Haidara have sprung up given Rangnick’s links to the Bundesliga outfit. Express Sport takes a look at four players United may include in a swap deal for the Malian.

Yanfolila gold mine back in operation after Malian govt cleared roadblocks

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Man Utd ‘plot £33m January move’ for Rangnick’s former midfield general

Manchester United are weighing up a potential January move for RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to reports. The Times suggest that incoming interim boss Ralf Rangnick is eager to recruit an energetic central-midfielder to help him implement his famously high-intensity pressing approach, with Haidara said to be a priority target.

French Military Facing Growing Protests In Sahel

France's military involvement in the Sahel is encountering growing opposition in the region, with protests that were once isolated to urban centres spreading to rural areas, fanned by social media and anger at insecurity. Protestors in Burkina Faso and Niger in November hampered a large French military supply convoy travelling...

Manchester United scouts set to watch RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara twice in the next week ahead of potential £33m January move - with Malian star highly rated by Ralf Rangnick

Manchester United are expected to check on Red Bull Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara over the next two games ahead of a potential January move. The 23-year old is highly regarded by new United interim manager Ralf Rangnick who signed the Mail international from Red Bull Salzburg in 2018. United have...

Refugees fight fires to preserve Mauritania’s environment

Malian refugees and local Mauritanians are fighting wildfires as part of wider efforts to stem the impacts of climate change on an increasingly fragile environment. A convoy of pickup trucks hurtles through a field of tall grass and shrubs, towards a plume of smoke on the horizon. Seated in the backs of the trucks are men of all ages, their eyes fixed on the smoke.

Truth or False – Do Russian Mercenaries Really Train Malian Soldiers?

Since France began its military withdrawal from Mali, many misleading social media posts have appeared. Reports say Mali is negotiating with Russian private military company Wagner. A photo on Facebook from November 10 would show a military instructor Wagner training Malian soldiers. Another photo from November 20 claims to show that Mali received a delivery of military equipment from Russia. We take a closer look at this edition of Truth or Fake.