Source: European Commission |

EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. Conflict and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs. Moreover, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural hazards, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5…

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Orange and Engie Join Forces to Convert the GOS, Orange's Main Data Center in Africa, to Solar Power, Helping to Reduce the Carbon Footprint in Côte d'Ivoire

The GOS is one of the components of the Orange data center network in Africa

The GOS (Groupement Orange Services) is a resource-pooling entity for the 18 Orange Middle East and Africa (OMEA) subsidiaries (www.Orange.com), which provides pooled hosting and infrastructure operation services, service platforms and IT to all the subsidiaries. The data center was built in 2016 in Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, on a…

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Mali: Security Council warned over 'endless cycle of instability'

In fact, more than 1.8 million people are expected to need food assistance in 2022 compared to 1.3 million in 2021, the highest level of food insecurity recorded since 2014

A decade after civil conflict erupted in Mali, hopes for an early resolution to insurgency and strife have not materialized, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the country, El-Ghassim Wane, told the Security Council on Tuesday.   Instead, the UN top envoy explained, “insecurity has expanded, the humanitarian situation has deteriorated, more children are of out of school and the…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

ECOWAS Action on Mali

We support ECOWAS’s decision to impose additional economic and financial sanctions to urge the transition government to keep its pledge to the Malian people to return their country to democracy

The United States commends the strong actions taken by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in defense of democracy and stability in Mali following its Extraordinary Summit on January 9, 2022. We share ECOWAS’s deep disappointment with the transition government of Mali’s lack of action or progress toward…

Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Advises Mali on Transition, Reiterates Position on Two-Term Limit in ECOWAS Member States

On numerous occasions, the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State has called on Mali to return the country to constitutional order by February 2022

His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has advised the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government meeting in Ghana on the way out of the impasse in Mali, insisting on an earlier position for a return to constitutional rule and two-term limit in member states. “While we could…

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Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

High-level Malian Delegation Pays Courtesy Call on Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio, Discusses Constitutional Rule and Peace in Mali

Shared their government’s experience on how to return Mali to constitutional rule and maintain peace

A high-level delegation from the Republic of Mali has concluded a one-day working visit to the country to engage His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio on the return to constitutional democracy and peace in the West African nation. Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who led the delegation,…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Mali |

Launch of Mali English Club Leaders Training Program

The Director of the American Center in Bamako represented the US Embassy in Mali at the ceremony

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, the official launch of the Mali English Club Leader Training Program took place at the Lycée Public de Kalaban Coro. The Director of the American Center in Bamako represented the US Embassy in Mali at the ceremony. Educational authorities and English clubs also participated in the…

Source: France Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères |

Statement on the Deployment of the Wagner Group in Mali - December 23rd 2021

We deeply regret the choice of the Malian transitional authorities to use already scarce public funds to pay foreign mercenaries instead of supporting the Malian Armed Forces and public services to the benefit of the Malian people

We, the international partners committed to supporting Mali and its people in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace and stability and combat terrorism, firmly condemn the deployment of mercenary troops on Malian territory. This deployment can only further deteriorate the security situation in West Africa, lead to an aggravation of…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office |

UK and international partners condemn Wagner Group’s plan to deploy mercenaries in Mali

The UK and international partners have issued a statement condemning the decision to deploy mercenary troops from the Wagner Group in Mali

Statement by the UK and international partners: "We, the international partners committed to supporting Mali and its people in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace and stability and combat terrorism, firmly condemn the deployment of mercenary troops on Malian territory. This deployment can only further deteriorate the security situation in…

Source: European Commission |

Sahel food crisis: EU allocates €15 million in additional humanitarian funding

The number of people suffering from the food crisis in Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali and Mauritania is at a record high compared to previous years

The EU has allocated €15 million in additional humanitarian funding to Africa's Sahel region, in response to the unprecedented food crisis affecting more than 8.7 million people in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Mauritania. Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said “Earlier this year, the EU reaffirmed its commitment to the Sahel…