Escalating Violence Hinders Aid Operations in Mali - Agencies
The Malian army, United Nations peacekeepers and humanitarian groups are regularly targeted by desert fighters who have regrouped since a French-led military operation in 2013 to drive them out of the West African nation's northern towns.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 7 August 2017
Aid operations have been disrupted about 70 times so far this year Read more »
Aid Distribution Site in Konna.
Deutsche Welle, 5 August 2017
As renewed infighting among Tuareg groups threatens to derail a 2015 peace agreement, the UN has found mass graves in a northern Mali town. It also found evidence of the forced… Read more »
South Africa: As Long As Ransoms Are Paid, Kidnappings Will Continue
Daily Maverick, 4 August 2017
By August 2017, two long-term AQIM hostages, Stephen McGowan (August 2017) and Johan Gustafsson (June 2017), were released. Given that each had been held for six years, the… Read more »
Banditry and attacks on aid workers and their vehicles are restricting access to several villages in the north of the country, according to Norwegian Refugee Council. ... Read more »