|The US has sent troops to Niger|
afrol News, 22 February - President Barack Obama today informed the US Senate that he had ordered the stationing of around 100 soldiers in Niger to support the French military operation in neighbouring Mali. The Niger government had agreed to the move, Mr Obama said.
|Graft pauses Mali health aid|
afrol News, 8 December - Three projects fighting malaria and tuberculosis in Mali have seen their international funding suspended as government found "evidence of misappropriation and unjustified expenditure."
|Gold reaches 80% of Mali exports|
afrol News, 16 June - According to Mali's Mining Minister, gold is y now representing 80.5 percent of the nation's export earnings. But even though gold prices are record high, Mali's low taxation rates leave the country with little earnings.
|Timbuktu ancient document centre opening|
afrol News, 27 May - Mali's famous old city of Timbuktu this weekend will see the opening of a new building housing and restoring a collection of an estimated 700,000 ancient manuscripts, recognised as one of Africa's principal cultural heritages.
|Mali set for constitution referendum|
afrol News, 21 April - Mali's President Amadou Toumani Touré is preparing citizens for constitutional change in an upcoming referendum. But, contrary to similar votes abroad, the constitutional provisions limiting President Touré's terms will not be touched.
|Joint Sahara forces to fight terrorism|
afrol News, 20 April - Algeria, Mauritania, Mali and Niger are creating a joint special military command to fight terrorism across their vast desert territories. The remarkable deal especially targets al Qaeda activities in the Sahara, including in Libya, Burkina Faso and Chad.
|13% of Malians have emigrated|
afrol News, 13 April - Mali has lost around 13 percent of its population to emigration, a new report reveals. While the dream of many Malians is reaching Europe, the vast majority of emigrants end up all around West Africa.
|Reporter offered child slaves|
afrol News, 17 March - Working undercover to reveal the extent of forced child labour in Côte d'Ivoire's cocoa industry, a Danish journalist openly was offered to buy as many children as he wanted for €200 each in Mali.
|Mali approved for more IMF disbursements|
afrol News, 4 February - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the second review of Mali’s economic performance under a programme supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The decision also allows the government to request a further disbursement amounting to about US$3.1 million, which would bring total disbursements to Mali to SDR 21.99 million (about US$34.1 million).
|Mali armed to fight al Qaeda insurgents|
afrol News, 20 October - The US military has handed over millions worth of military equipment to the Malian government to help them fight al-Qaeda's North African branch. Mali has already received a back-up from Algeria and Libya to fight the Islamists.
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» 31.10.2008 - Two Austrian hostages freed in Mali
» 10.09.2008 - Mali government and rebels release prisoners
» 05.08.2008 - Mali adopts cotton privatisation law
» 22.07.2008 - Mali and Tuareg rebels sign ceasefire pact
» 03.07.2008 - Mali registered a strong growth in tourism
» 09.06.2008 - Malian Tuaregs seek refuge in Burkina Faso
» 22.05.2008 - Mali attacks claim 27 lives
» 29.04.2008 - New AU chief takes office
» 28.04.2008 - Sahel nations lose 1.7m ha land
» 04.04.2008 - Mali signs truce with rebels
» 11.03.2008 - Taureg rebels free 22 hostages
» 07.02.2008 - WA signals food insecurity