Mali

Mali's first Ebola case, a two-year-old girl, dies - officials

BAMAKO - A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned that many people had potentially been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill.

Mali isolates nurses amid alarm after first Ebola case 24 Oct 2014

BAMAKO - Nurses and other people who have come into contact with the first Ebola patient in Mali were isolated on Friday as concerns mounted that an epidemic that has killed 4,900 people in neighbouring West African states could take hold in the country.

WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virus 24 Oct 2014

GENEVA - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was sending more experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there.

Mali becomes sixth West African nation hit by Ebola 24 Oct 2014

BAMAKO - Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people. | Video

French forces detain suspects in Mali U.N. attack 19 Oct 2014

DAKAR - French forces have detained three men and seized a large cache of arms which they believe were linked to a recent rocket attack on a U.N. base in northern Mali in which a Senegalese peacekeeper was killed, the French military said on Sunday.

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U.N. urges Mali peace accord at Algiers talks 18 Oct 2014

ALGIERS - The United Nations peacekeeping chief on Saturday urged the Malian government to show a strong signal of its commitment to peace as negotiations with rebels restarted.

At least six killed in northern Mali ahead of peace talks 17 Oct 2014

BAMAKO - Clashes between armed groups and pro-government militias killed at least six people in northern Mali, Tuareg rebels said on Friday, stoking tensions ahead of a new round of peace talks later this month.

WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali 16 Oct 2014

GENEVA - The World Health Organization will send experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in Ivory Coast and Mali, the two countries at greatest risk of being the next to be affected by the epidemic, WHO's health security response chief Isabelle Nuttall said on Thursday.

WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali 16 Oct 2014

GENEVA - The World Health Organization will send teams of experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures at Ivory Coast and Mali's borders with countries affected by the epidemic, WHO's health security response chief Isabelle Nuttall said on Thursday.

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U.N.'s Mali envoy to quit after being named Dutch foreign minister 14 Oct 2014

AMSTERDAM/DAKAR - The head of the United Nations' mission in Mali is to quit to take up a new job as the Netherlands' foreign minister, the Dutch government said on Tuesday, opening up a vacancy in the west African nation at a time of growing instability.