Mali traces over 200 contacts in second Ebola wave

Nov 14, 2014

Mali traces over 200 contacts in second Ebola wave

Mali is tracing at least 200 contacts linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims as it seeks to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said Friday. An initial batch of contacts linked to a 2-year-old from Guinea who died of Ebola last month ...

Nov 11, 2014

Mali due to declare 108 Ebola-free after quarantine

Mali is preparing to release 108 people from Ebola quarantine in a tentative step toward declaring it has contained an outbreak. Mali became the sixth West African country to report a case of Ebola when a 2-year-old girl died last month, leading to an ...

Oct 17, 2014

WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Coite d'Ivoire and Mali

The World Health Organization will send experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures in Cote d’Ivoire 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. The ...

Sep 3, 2014

U.S. to move drone base to northern Niger: officials

The U.S. military will shift its drone flights in Niger from Niamey to a base farther north, allowing Washingon to better track Islamist fighters in the region, a defense official said Tuesday. The United States started drone surveillance flights out of Niger in early ...

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

Jul 28, 2014

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French Embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead. U.N. peacekeepers located ...

Jul 25, 2014

Air Algerie jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali

An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed — the third major international aviation disaster in a week. French fighter jets, U.N. peacekeepers and others hunted for signs ...

Air Algerie plane latest to crash; 110 feared dead

Jul 25, 2014

Air Algerie plane latest to crash; 110 feared dead

An Air Algerie flight crashed Thursday while en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. There were few clear indications of what might have happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casualties, ...

Mali rebels attack city, take 30 hostages

May 19, 2014

Mali rebels attack city, take 30 hostages

Separatist Tuareg rebels launched an assault on the northern Mali city of Kidal over the weekend, killing eight soldiers, storming government buildings and taking 30 hostages in a “declaration of war” on the government, officials said Sunday. The attack was apparently prompted by a ...