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04 Dec 2016 description

Mlians voted last week to appoint 12,000 local officials. This seems to indicate progress in the conflict-afflicted country, considering that the polls have been postponed four times since 2014. Yet the effective establishment of interim authorities designated by government and the groups who signed Mali’s 2015 peace agreement continues to be delayed in northern regions.

01 Dec 2016 description

Millet, rice, and sorghum constitute the basic staple foods for the majority of the Malian population. Millet has traditionally been the most widely consumed, but since 2005 rice has become a popular substitute in urban households. Sorghum is generally more important for rural than urban households. Markets included are indicative of local conditions within their respective regions. Ségou is one of the most important markets for both the country and region because it is located in a very large grain production area.

01 Dec 2016 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Many More Victims of 2012-13 Abuses Await Justice

(Dakar, November 29, 2016) – The trial of the leader of the 2012 coup in Mali, Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo, and 17 co-defendants, including other members of the Malian army, is set to begin on November 30, 2016, in the southern Malian town of Sikasso. The defendants are accused of the 2012 abduction and killing of 21 elite “Red Berets,” who were detained and forcibly disappeared between April 30 and May 1, 2012, after being accused of involvement in an April 30 counter-coup against Sanogo and his loyalists.

29 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP continued to provide seasonal assistance and emergency support to 150,000 food insecure people and to displaced households and host communities affected by conflict.

  • A national assessment on food and nutrition security carried out in September 2016 assesses that 25 percent of the Malian population is food insecure, while 11.5 percent of children suffer from acute malnutrition according to the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) survey.

28 Nov 2016 description

POINTS CLES

  • La saison des pluies de cette année a produit plus de biomasse que la moyenne, mais la situation est moins favorable que celle de 2015.

  • Les anomalies à court terme (pluriannuelles) restent préoccupantes dans de nombreux domaines, même si la moyenne de production de 2016 est supérieure à la moyenne.

  • Les poches déficitaires de biomasse sont présent malgré une pluviométrie globalement excédentaire et début de saison favorable dans leur zones respectives.

28 Nov 2016 description

Qu’est ce que la biomasse?

La biomasse est une mesure de la production de la végétation, précisément de la matière sèche (MS) exprimée en kilogramme, par jour et par hectare. Le terme « matière sèche » est utilisé pour décrire toute forme de végétation au dessus du sol, sans comptabiliser son contenu en eau. Pour une analyse de la situation pastorale, la MS représente un moyen efficace pour mesurer de manière normalisée la disponibilité en ressources fourragères.

25 Nov 2016 description
report ALIMA

Le 1er novembre 2016, ALIMA et son partenaire malien, l’Alliance Médicale Contre le Paludisme (AMCP), ont organisé à Bamako une rencontre avec les autorités sanitaires et les partenaires humanitaires du pays afin de promouvoir l’intégration de la stratégie PB mères dans les programmes de lutte contre la malnutrition au Mali. L’occasion de revenir avec le Dr. Fadiala Kalilou Keita, responsable plaidoyer ALIMA-AMCP, sur cette stratégie innovante et les enjeux de sa mise en place au Mali.

Peux-tu nous expliquer rapidement qu’est que le PB mères ?

24 Nov 2016 description
report ALIMA

On November 1, 2016, ALIMA and its Malian partner AMCP (Medical Alliance Against Malaria) met with health authorities and humanitarian partners in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Their aim was to promote the integration of the “MUAC for Mothers” strategy in the fight against malnutrition in Mali. Here we speak with Dr. Fadiala Kalilou Keita, an advocacy officer for ALIMA-AMCP, about this innovative strategy and the challenges of implementing it.

Can you briefly explain what the “MUAC for Mothers” strategy is?

23 Nov 2016 description

BAMAKO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is happy to announce that the Belgian Government has contributed USD 2.2 million to help nearly 115,000 vulnerable persons in Mali.

“The Belgian Government has been working alongside the Malian Government for more than 20 years. It remains committed to Mali and its people and will continue supporting populations, especially vulnerable communities in northern Mali who bear the brunt of the crisis,” Myriam Bcquelaine, Chief of Belgium’s Diplomatic Corps in Mali in said.

23 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2015, 758,000 babies were born in Mali, or around 2,100 every day.

Among young women (aged 20-24), 46 percent gave birth by age 18.

Approximately 75 babies will die each day before reaching their first month3; 67 stillbirths occur every day.

Neonatal mortality rate:

Mali’s neonatal mortality rate (NMR)^ is 38 deaths per 1,000 live births.

NMR≠ in rural areas is 38 deaths per 1,000 live births and 27 deaths per 1,000 live births in urban areas for an urban-to-rural NMR ratio of 0.7.

22 Nov 2016 description

BAMAKO – Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) est ravi d’annoncer la reception de deux millions d’euros de la part du Gouvernement belge – de quoi secourir quelque 115 000 personnes parmi les plus vulnérables au Mali.

22 Nov 2016 description
report UN Radio

Tel que stipulé dans son mandat, la la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée de l'ONU pour la stabilisation au Mali a apporté son appui au déroulement, dimanche, des élections locales dans le pays.

Déjà différées à trois reprises, ces élections visent à remettre la démocratie sur les rails dans le pays, et avant leur déroulement, le Secrétaire général avait encouragé le gouvernement malien à poursuivre un « dialogue constructif avec toutes les parties prenantes pour apaiser les tensions qui pourraient survenir, avant et après le vote ».

20 Nov 2016 description

Fulani anger spreads jihad to central and southern Mali as climate change dries up Niger River, exacerbating conflict

  • Fulani anger spreads jihad to central and southern Mali

  • Climate change drying up Niger, exacerbating conflict

  • Risk of revolt spreading to other countries

By Tim Cocks

MOPTI, Mali, Nov 20 (Reuters) - For centuries, Fulani cattle herders and the farmers of central Mali -- both dependent on the Niger River for precious water -- have had a deal.

20 Nov 2016 description

Situation des cultures et prévisions des rendements des prinicpales céréales pluviales en Afrique de l’Ouest

Situation pluviométrique

19 Nov 2016 description

Le Secrétaire général prend note de la décision du Gouvernement malien d’organiser les élections locales le 20 novembre 2016. Il reconnaît que la Constitution malienne exclut un nouveau report du scrutin, qui a déjà été différé à trois reprises.

19 Nov 2016 description

The Secretary-General takes note of the decision of the Malian Government to organize local elections on 20 November 2016. He acknowledges that the Malian Constitution precludes further postponement of the polls, which have already been rescheduled three times.