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  • Cuban president Castro’s daughter reportedly on missing Air Algerian plane
    Cuban president Castro’s daughter reportedly on missing Air Algerian plane
    The Associated Press reported Thursday afternoon that Cuban president Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela Castro, may have been on board the Air Algerie jet that went missing early that morning.CBS News reports that the name Mariela Castro...
  • Conflicting reports on location of missing Air Algerie jetliner
    Conflicting reports on location of missing Air Algerie jetliner
    An Air Algerie jet carrying 110 passengers and six crew members that disappeared early Wednesday has reportedly been found.The plane departed Burkina Faso for Algiers at 9:17 p.m. ET Wednesday but had not arrived at the scheduled time of 1:10 a.m....
  • Peace plan for war-torn Mali needs school meals
    Peace plan for war-torn Mali needs school meals
    As we try to build peace in the African nation of Mali, there is one area we cannot overlook: food for children. Mali has been devastated by the war in the northern part of the country.We know that war is always accompanied by hunger and...
  • IJLJB University in October 2000
    IJLJB University founder Bakary Kante has died in Mali
    Small business starts as a dream. Every small business owner begins with an idea. Bakary Kante had an idea of starting a university solely dedicated to the study of journalism and communications. The idea to start this university in one of the...
  • Terakaft
    Terakaft brings sounds of the Sahara to Art Boutiki
    You've got something on for next Sunday (April 27th), and it may be one of the most fascinating, intriguing happenings of the year.The genre-defining sounds of Terakaft are set to roll through Art Boutiki (44 Race Street, San Jose), as they...
  • Mali mass grave unearths 21 bodies of soldiers: Families to identify remains
    Mali mass grave unearths 21 bodies of soldiers: Families to identify remains
    Mali officials report that a mass grave has been discovered not far from a military base. The 21-bodies are believed to be soldiers killed after a 2012 coup put a junta chief in power, according to CNN News on Dec. 5.The 21-bodies were unearthed...
  • WFP out of funds, may end school meals in Mali
    WFP out of funds, may end school meals in Mali
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today it has no funding for school meals in Southern Mali. Without donations right away, WFP will "have to suspend" the program which provides children nutritious meals and helps keep them in school...
  • Leni Stern
    Leni Stern's 'silver lining theory' takes her to Senegal for new album 'Jelell'
    She says she was always “in sort of a bad mood about the silver lining theories,” yet Leni Stern also realizes that last year’s coup d'etat in Mali, which influenced the production there of her album Smoke No Fire, led to a...
  • CRS provides school meals in Mali
    School meals for peace in Mali and Burkina Faso
    As Congress gets back to work on the Farm Bill, it's vital they support the Food for Peace and McGovern-Dole programs. Both initiatives fund school meals around the world in partnership with charities like Catholic Relief Services.From World...
  • Djingareyber Mosque
    Ancient mosque damaged in terrorist attack
    A 14th Century mosque named as a heritage site was damaged Saturday in a suicide bombing blast, the United Nations announced Sunday in an emailed news release.The bombing did "substantial damage" to Djingareyber Mosque near Timbuktu,...
  • Emergency school feeding in Mopti
    The world needs more school meals
    A child in the war-torn African nation of Mali just wrote a letter to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). Emergency school meals are being provided by the WFP in Northern Mali."Our parents are poor and tired," the child wrote. "Thank...
  • Mali PM speaks at UN General Assembly
    International donors pledge $4.19B for Mali recovery plan
    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced after a conference in Brussels on Wednesday the pledge by various members of the international community of €3.25 billion in aid, or approximately $4.19 billion, to help rebuild after...
  • Severe hunger in Northern Mali
    Severe hunger crisis facing Northern Mali
    The United Nations, in a report released today, says that "at least one in five households faces a severe shortage of food" in the northern regions of Mali. This area includes Timbuktu, Gao and Kidal. In two districts in Kidal there is...
  • Catholic Relief Services wants McGovern-Dole expanded to fight world hunger
    Catholic Relief Services wants McGovern-Dole expanded to fight world hunger
    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has a long history of supporting school meals around the world, dating back to the World War II era. Now CRS is calling on Congress to fund the McGovern-Dole global school meals program at $250 million this year....
  • Kerry announces aid for Sahel region
    Kerry announces aid for Sahel region
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday announced an additional $ 51 million in humanitarian aid for the Sahel region of Africa. Drought and conflict have devastated this region in the past year.The aid will be for the Sahel countries of...