Africa > West Africa > Mali > Social / CSR

Social / CSR in Mali

  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • 55 percent of Mali population feeling safe

    MALI, 2015/12/09 55 % of Malians say they feel safe despite their precarious living conditions, according to the results of the sixth round of Afro barometer surveys in Mali conducted by the Groupe de recherche en économie appliquée et théorique (GREAT). By contrast, 6 % of the same people say they live in a good environment, according to the survey which covered how Malians perceive their living conditions and lack of governance: qQuality of life and daily difficulties, scarcity of goods and services, the sector to promote, solidarity and material well-being.
  • UN Mission in Mali investigates violent protests

    MALI, 2015/01/30 The UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has launched an investigation into the events surrounding a violent turmoil in the northern city of Gao on Monday during which several people were reportedly killed and a number of others injured. MINUSMA spokesperson Olivier Salgado told UN correspondents via video conference that a turmoil took place in the north-eastern Malian city on 27 Jan. with demonstrators reacting to the establishment of a temporary security zone in Tabankort, a town north of Gao, in a restive area of the country.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Ban strongly condemns latest attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

    MALI, 2014/09/17 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned an attack on a military vehicle of the UN mission in Mali that resulted in the death of a Chadian peacekeeper and left four other troops wounded. A UN statement, obtained by PANA in New York Monday, said the attack on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) took place on Sunday in the vicinity of Aguelhok, in Kidal region. 'The Secretary-General strongly condemns this attack, which follows an extra attack in the Kidal region on 2 September that killed four peacekeepers and wounded 14 others.
  • Malian crisis, marked by the violent fighting in Kidal,

    MALI, 2014/05/27 The Mauritanian media this week highlighted the Malian crisis, marked by the violent fighting in Kidal, in the north-east of the country that killed several people. L’Authentique questioned the possible consequences of the crisis in Kidal, 1,500 km north of the capital, Bamako, on the ties between Mauritania and Mali. 'At the military level, the hostilities have broken out again with intensity in Kidal, between the Malian army and the combatants of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA). 'At the political level, Bamako is seeking to make MNLA a small terrorist group, while warning fellow-nations against any possible assistance to the movement,' said the newspaper.
  • The European Union is to establish a civil mission to support the Malian interior security forces

    BELGIUM, 2014/04/19 The European Union is to establish a civil mission to support the Malian interior security forces, called EUCAP Sahel/Mal. It would work alongside the military mission for assistance and training of Malian security forces (EUTM-Mali), an official statement said on Thursday. The civil mission would have the mandate to help the Malian government 'ensure constitutional and democratic order, establish conditions for sustainable peace and maintain its authority all over the whole country', said the statement from the Council of European Union States issued to the press in Brussels.
  • African Union's High Representative for Mali and the Sahel, Mr. Pierre Buyoya

    MALI, 2014/03/31 African Union's High Representative for Mali and the Sahel, Mr. Pierre Buyoya, has called on the Malian authorities to launch all-inclusive talks to help achieve permanent peace and stability in the West African nation. Speaking on behalf of African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, at Friday's opening of the 44th Ordinary Summit of ECOWAS in Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire, Mr. Buyoya hailed the government and people of Mali for the 'remarkable progress' made in just one year. He listed the progress as including efforts to promote national reconciliation, the preparatory actions toward the launch of all-inclusive talks and confidence-building measures such as the release of some prisoners and the lifting of arrest warrants on some leaders of the armed movements.
  • 15,189 jobs were created in the last four months of 2013 in Mali

    MALI, 2014/02/20 At least 15,189 jobs were created in the last four months of 2013 (between September and December), according to government officials whose target is to create 200,000 jobs over the next five years, as suggested by the President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. At a press briefing on job creation in Mali, the Minister of Employment, Mahamane Baby, said that at least 7,451 jobs were created by the private sector, representing a proportion of 49.05% while the public sector created 7,738, representing 50.95%.
  • Full engagement of women in Mali’s national dialogue

    MALI, 2013/11/06 African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has praised the resilience and courage of the women in Mali under very difficult conditions, as their country emerges from a trying moment in its history. “Your struggle is our struggle and if you succeed, the women of Africa succeed.” Dr. Dlamini Zuma said during her ongoing tour of the West African country, which is struggling to replace National authority over its entire northern part that was invaded by secessionist rebels. Talking to a group of over 40 women, inclunding representatives from the north of Mali and refugee camps in neighbouring nations, the AUC Chairperson reassured them that the struggle for the rights of women to participate in all affairs of their country “is a universal struggle, being fought by women across the continent, in conflict and non-conflict situations alike.”