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Mali to face Senegal in U-20 AFCON final

Mali will play Senegal in Sunday's final of the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger, in a repeat of the opening Group B encounter.
Afeez Aremu

Injury rules Afeez Aremu out of AFCON semifinal clash vs Mali

Flying Eagles and IK Start midfielder Afeez Aremu has been ruled out of the on going U20 African Youth Championship going on in the Niger Republic.
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) took to their Twitter handle to congratulate Nigeria's Flying Eagles for picking one of the four 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup tickets after defeating Niger by a lone goal at the ongoing U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

U-20 AFCON: Emmanuel Amuneke warns Flying Eagles to expect tough fight against Mali

Former Flying Eagles head coach Emmanuel Amuneke has told the team to expect a tough duel in their semi-final fixture against Mali at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Niger.
Aïssata Traoré

Mali women’s midfielder Aissata Traore joins Turkish club Besiktas

Mali women's international Aissata Traore has secured her first overseas contract as she has signed for Turkish side Besiktas.
Bakary Sako

Crystal Palace sign Bakary Sako on short-term deal

Crystal Palace have signed winger Bakary Sako from West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season, the Premier League team said on Sunday.

Eight UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack Sunday on one of their bases in northern Mali, multiple sources reported.

NAPTIP to rescue 20,000 Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it is making efforts to rescue about 20,000 Nigerian girls trapped in different parts of Mali.

33 Mali villagers killed in armed raid in Mopti region

Traditional Dogon hunters massacred 33 Fulani herders in central Mali Tuesday in the latest clash between the warring communities, a lawmaker and a security source told AFP.
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UN sanctions three Malians over peace deal breach

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday implemented its first individual sanctions against three Malians linked to armed groups and accused of violating a 2015 peace agreement, according to diplomatic sources.

Mali to send reinforcements to Timbuktu

Mali on Sunday announced it will be sending reinforcements to the northern city of Timbuktu amid growing concerns about security in the region.
Flying Eagles celebrate their goal vs Ghana

Flying Eagles edge Mali to reach WAFU Cup final

Nigeria’s U20 Boys, Flying Eagles, once more came from behind to excel, edging their Malian counterparts 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to reach the Final of the WAFU U20 Cup Tournament in Lome, Togo.
Flying Eagles celebrate passage to U20 WAFU Cup Final at expense of Mali

Paul Aigbogun salutes Flying Eagles character after advancing to U20 WAFU Cup Final

Coach Paul Aigbogun has saluted the character of the Flying Eagles after they qualified for the U20 WAFU Cup Final at the expense of Mali Friday night in Lome.

Several dozen killed near Mali’s border with Niger

Several dozen civilians have been shot dead by gunmen who raided an area in northeastern Mali near the border with Niger, local officials and a Touareg self-defence group told AFP Thursday.

Police deny invasion of Sokoto councils by armed groups

Police in Sokoto State as denied media reports that suggested an invasion of a new militia group in one of the local councils in the state.

Three killed in attack on UN contractor in Mali

At least three Malian civilians were killed and four foreigners working for a UN-contracted mine-clearing operation wounded in a suicide attack Monday in the country’s violence-hit north, the security ministry and other official sources said.
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, FC Ifeanyiubah, are faced with a massive exodus of players, but the Nnewi club have insisted transfers away from them ought to be properly handled.

Mass exodus hits NPFL side FC Ifeanyiubah

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, FC Ifeanyiubah, are faced with a massive exodus of players, but the Nnewi club have insisted transfers away from them ought to be properly handled.
Members of the Special Forces cry at the tomb of Army Sgt. La David Johnson at his burial service in the Memorial Gardens East cemetery

US army punishes six over roles in fatal Niger ambush

The ambush occurred on October 4, 2017 as a unit of 12 American special forces soldiers and 30 Nigerien troops, returning from a village near the Malian border, were overrun by scores of jihadists.

12 killed in fresh Mali violence

Eleven people were shot dead in restive central Mali on Monday by unidentified gunmen, while a blast killed one person and injured two, sources said.

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Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.

Elections: Rivers APC kicks as INEC chairman claims every judgment has been obeyed

The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.

Elections: Police summon APC Reps member over Kano violence

The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.

Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.

Policeman, thugs arrested for branding private vehicles in police colours

An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.