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The first victims heard by courts of justice against the backdrop of political negotiations : the fight against impunity must not be sacrificed

Bamako, Paris, Nairobi, 23 July 2014 – Victims of grave human rights violations during the conflict in the North of Mali in 2012 who were civil parties and accompagnied by FIDH and AMDH testified, for the first time, before Malian courts. Though these auditions constitute a first step to give a voice to the victims, our organisations fear that the fight against impunity of perpetrators of the most serious crimes will be called into question by the ongoing political negotiations and the exchange of alleged authors of human rights violations against war prisonners.

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L'Union Africaine encouragée par la conclusion réussie de la première étape du dialogue inclusif inter-Malien

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African Union

Addis Abéba, le 24 juillet 2014: La Présidente de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, se félicite de la conclusion réussie de la première étape du dialogue inclusif inter-malien, marquée par la signature, ce jour, à Alger, par toutes les Parties prenantes au processus de négociations, d'une Feuille de route consensuelle et d'une Déclaration de cessation des hostilités.

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Concerned by Fragile Security Situation in North Mali, Security Council Urges Compliance with Ceasefire, while Welcoming Commitment to Peace Talks

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7227th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today, reiterating its concern about the fragile security situation in the north of Mali, called for full respect of the ceasefire agreement of 23 May, while welcoming adoption of a road map committing the Government and armed groups of the Ouagadougou accord to hold formal peace talks.

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Le Conseil de sécurité a salué l'adoption d'une feuille de route pour la paix et appelé les parties à la mettre en œuvre

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UN News Service

28 juillet 2014 – Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies s'est félicité lundi du dialogue constructif entre les parties prenantes au Mali qui s’est tenu à Alger du 16 au 24 juillet 2014 et a abouti à l'adoption par consensus de la Feuille de route des négociations dans le cadre du processus d'Alger.

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Hailing recent roadmap, Security Council calls on Malian parties to advance peace efforts

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UN News Service

28 July 2014 – The Security Council today commended the parties to the inter-Malian dialogue on the recent adoption of a roadmap and called on them to fully comply with their commitments, including by engaging in comprehensive peace talks.

The first phase of the inter-Malian negotiation process – held from 16 to 24 July in Algiers with the aim of achieving a comprehensive peace agreement ending the crisis in Mali – concluded with the consensus adoption of a roadmap by the parties.

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The African Union is encouraged by the successful conclusion of the first stage of the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue

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African Union

Addis Ababa, 24 July 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the successful conclusion of the first phase of the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue, marked by the signing, today, in Algiers, by all the Parties involved in the negotiation process, of a Consensual Roadmap and a Declaration of Cessation of Hostilities.

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Mali: Humanitarian flight schedules (as of 25 July 2014)

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Le Secrétaire général salue l'adoption d'une feuille de route pour les négociations de paix

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25 juillet 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a félicité jeudi les parties maliennes pour l'adoption d'une feuille de route consensuelle à l'issue de la première phase des négociations inter-maliennes qui a eu lieu sous l'égide de l'Algérie.

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UN chief welcomes roadmap adopted by parties at inter-Malian peace talks

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UN News Service

25 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Malian parties on the adoption of a roadmap at the end of the first round of peace talks, while voicing his deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in parts of northern Mali.

“He commends participants for their willingness to engage in constructive dialogue in line with the 18 June 2013 Ouagadougou Agreement,” the Secretary-General’s spokesperson said in a statement issued last night.

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Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 25 July 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Il faut mobiliser un soutien d'urgence pour affronter l'insécurité alimentaire croissante au Sahel

Un déficit de financement de 100 millions de dollars entrave la lutte contre la faim dans la région

25 juillet 2014, Rome – L'ONU a invité aujourd'hui la communauté internationale de donateurs à renouveler l'engagement de lutte contre la faim et l'insécurité alimentaire au Sahel en protégeant et en renforçant la résilience des familles pauvres et extrêmement pauvres de la région.

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UN says more support urgently needed to tackle growing food insecurity in the Sahel

A funding gap of $100 million is delaying interventions that could prevent the food security situation from worsening and the capacities of vulnerable communities to cope with repeated shocks are deteriorating.

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USAID Tracks Displaced Families in Mali

When a crisis hits, people move—often with nothing but the clothes on their back. In 2012 and 2013, more than half a million people fled their homes in northern and central Mali due to protracted conflict. When the crisis eased, thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees voluntarily returned to their homes. The humanitarian community in Mali needed to know—and fast—where families were headed and what they needed to save lives and deliver assistance.

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Mali, northern rebels agree on 'roadmap' for peace talks

Source: Reuters - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:36 GMT

By Hamid Ould Ahmed

ALGIERS, July 24 (Reuters) - Mali's government and Tuareg-led rebels on Thursday signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north.

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Le RSSG félicite le Mali et les mouvements armés pour leur volonté de s’engager dans le dialogue

Alger, le 24 juillet 2014. À l’issue de la première étape des négociations de paix inter-maliennes qui s’est tenue du 16 au 24 juillet à Alger, à l’initiative du gouvernement Algérien entouré par une équipe de médiation comprenant, auprès de l’ONU/MINUSMA, la CEDEAO, l’Union africaine, l’Union européenne et l’Organisation de la coopération islamique, le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Bert Koenders, exprime sa satisfaction à l’égard de l’enclenchement du processus.

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Mali: gouvernement et groupes armés signent un document sur la "fin des hostilités" (AFP)

07/24/2014 19:23 GMT

ALGER, 24 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Le gouvernement du Mali et six groupes armés ont signé jeudi à Alger un document sur la "cessation des hostilités" dans le cadre de négociations de paix dans ce pays du Sahel, a constaté un journaliste de l'AFP.

Les deux parties ont aussi signé une "feuille de route" ayant pour objet "la mise en place d'un cadre pour des négociations de paix pour permettre l'émergence d'une solution globale et négociée", selon un document consulté par l'AFP.

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Beating the Lean Season in Mali

By Krystle van Hoof — 24 July 2014

Below-average rainfall in 2013 brought meager harvests and food stocks have run out early this year. Malian farmers who planted in May must now wait until October for the next harvest, and vulnerable communities are feeling the pressure.

BAMAKO - Some 80 percent of people in Mali rely on farming to feed themselves. When the lean season hits and stocks run dry, families often have few options and may resort to selling their livestock or tools to buy food.

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IOM Mali: Quarterly Report April– June 2014

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Mali : Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 June 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Les premières victimes entendues par la justice sur fond de négociations politiques : la lutte contre l’impunité ne doit pas être sacrifiée

Bamako, Paris, Nairobi, le 23 Juillet 2014 – Des victimes de violations graves des droits humains lors du conflit au Nord du Mali en 2012 constituées parties civiles et accompagnées par la FIDH et l’AMDH ont, pour la première fois, témoigné devant la justice malienne ces derniers jours.