Mali Current Affairs - 2019

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Macky Sall re-elected as Senegal’s President

President of Senegal Macky Sall has won the re-election with 58.27% of votes cast. More than 50% votes to a candidate imply that there would be no second round voting under the election system of Senegal. Senegal Senegal lies on the west coast of Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, Read More…

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Renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidibe passed away

Renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidibe passed away in Bamako, Mali due to diabetics. He was 80. He was known for his black and white studio portraits that captured popular cultural lives of young Malians in the 1960s and 1970s. About Malick Sidibe His photography work was published by the number of publications and was exhibited Read More…

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10 day state of emergency declared in Mali after terrorist attack

10 day state of emergency was delcared in the Mali by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita following terrorist attack in country’s capital city Bamako. Apart from declaring state of emergency, President also has declared three days of national mourning to condemn this terrorist attack. Background On 20th November 2015, Islamist militants in the Islamic Maghreb called Read More…

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United Nation and Mali government declares country Ebola-free

Mali Government has declared country Ebola free. It was announced after no new case of deadly virus was reported in last 42-day period (i.e. two incubation periods of 21 days for Ebola virus). While, United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has also declared that Mali as Ebola free. Key facts Mali was the sixth West African Read More…

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India ranked 155th on Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

India ranked 155th out of 178 countries with an index score of 31.23 points, in its efforts to address environmental challenges, in the 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) issued by Yale University. Regardless of an improvement in overall performance, India ranks behind China (118), Pakistan (148) and Nepal (139).  Among the BRICS nations, South Africa was Read More…

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Ibrahim Keita wins Mali presidential election

Mali’s former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won the presidential election runoff. He now faces a tough task of rebuilding a country reeling under more than a year of turmoil including a military coup and war. Mali’s first election since 2007 was seen as vital for unlocking more than $4 billion in aid promised by Read More…

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U.N. peacekeeping forces to take over from French troops in Mali

United Nations peacekeeping force will take over from African troops in conflict-scarred Mali. A 12,600-strong force will take over security duties from French troops who entered Mali in January 2013. France had sent troops to the country to recapture two key towns from al-Qaeda linked Islamists holding Mali’s north. The move was backed by the Read More…

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