18-Feb-2020 to 19:32

Malian army confirms arrest of three suspected terrorist kingpins

Apa- Bamako (Mali) — Malian armed forces on Tuesday announced in a statement that they have arrested “three terrorist leaders” and neutralized many others during an offensive in Somadougou, in the region of Mopti in the center of the country.

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17-Feb-2020 to 15:54

Rwanda launches nationwide inspection on food safety

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FD) announced Monday said it has concluded a three-months nationwide inspection on food safety in a move to ensure that all food processing industries, to ensure that packaging and raw materials, storage facilities, processing equipment, personnel and staff hygiene,among others, comply with the safety standards.

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13-Feb-2020 to 22:04

Mauritania to host US military exercise

APA - Nouakchott (Mauritania) — United States Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hill, has announced in Nouakchott that the US military exercise Flintlock will take place next week in Mauritania.

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12-Feb-2020 to 17:38

Integration of ex rebels into Malian army sparks controversy

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The restructuring of the Malian army, one of the key points of the Algiers agreement, constitutes “a double-edged sword,” Seydina Ousmane Zina, Associate Professor in Political Science at the University Alassane Ouattara of Bouake (central Cote d’Ivoire) told APA in an interview.

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11-Feb-2020 to 23:47

Dialogue with Mali jihadists raises hope for peace

APA-Bamako (Mali) — The deployment of the Malian army to Kidal (north-east) and talks with the jihadists as announced by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, on the sidelines of the 33rd African Union (AU) Summit have raised hope for an eventual breakthrough.

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11-Feb-2020 to 23:34

Mali ceasefire could follow talks with jihadists - analyst

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The beginning of talks with jihadist leaders as announced on Monday by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta should necessarily lead to a ceasefire if they take place, security specialist Maurice Mahounon of Benin told APA.

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11-Feb-2020 to 23:23

Mauritanian leader, French envoy talk security

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) — The French special envoy for the Sahel, Christophe Bigot said in Nouakchott on Tuesday that he had held talks with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani about security and development in the region.

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