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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Gonzaga freshman center Oumar Ballo ruled academic redshirt for 2019-20 season

Oumar Ballo, nicknamed ‘Baby Shaq’ because of his 6-foot-10, 260-pound frame at a young age, has been ruled an academic redshirt by the NCAA, according to a GU release.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

Gonzaga freshman center Oumar Ballo waiting on NCAA eligibility decision

Gonzaga freshman center Oumar Ballo will participate in Kraziness in the Kennel on Saturday, but the Zags are waiting for a determination on his eligibility this season.

UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019

Gonzaga’s Oumar Ballo and Joel Ayayi make All-Star Five at FIBA World Cup

Gonzaga Bulldogs incoming freshman center Oumar Ballo and redshirt sophomore guard Joel Ayayi both were named to the All-Star Five team at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Heraklion, …

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

Gonzaga commit Oumar Ballo powers Mali past France, into FIBA U19 World Cup title game

After missing the first two games of group play, Ballo has averaged 18.3 points and 13 assists in four contests.

UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Government: 95 dead in latest massacre to hit central Mali

Assailants raided a central Mali village early Monday, killing at least 95 people in the latest massacre in a growing ethnic conflict that has been enflamed by Islamic extremists, government …

Islamic State group claims deadly ambush on Niger soldiers

Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group on Thursday claimed responsibility for ambushing a military convoy in the West African nation of Niger, killing 28 soldiers in an area near …

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Talented young center Oumar Ballo signs with Gonzaga

Gonzaga officially added a big piece of its 2019 recruiting class. The Zags on Tuesday announced the signing of Oumar Ballo, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound center from Mali. He orally committed …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

Promising center Oumar Ballo schedules recruiting visit to Gonzaga

Oumar Ballo told he plans on visiting Gonzaga’s campus Feb. 19-22. The fourth-ranked Zags entertain Pepperdine on Feb. 21 and BYU on Feb. 23.

Mali opposition leader rejects presidential runoff result

Mali’s opposition leader on Friday rejected the announcement that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was the winner of a presidential runoff in this West African nation, saying he would be filing …

Mali’s president wins runoff vote with more than 67 percent

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won a second five-year term in the turbulent West African nation with more than 67 percent of the vote in a runoff election, the Ministry …

Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

Malians voted Sunday in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. …

UN mission says 12 civilians died in Mali soldiers’ revenge

The United Nations mission in Mali says soldiers who are part of a regional counterterrorism force “summarily and/or arbitrarily” executed 12 civilians in retaliation for the death of a fellow …

Mali attack kills peacekeeper, wounds 10 French soldiers

Officials say a U.N. peacekeeper is dead and 10 French soldiers have been wounded after a jihadist attack in northern Mali.

Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers

The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed and five others wounded in an attack on a convoy.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

2 hostages freed by al-Qaida make 1st public appearances

JOHANNESBURG – Two men released from al-Qaida captivity after six years in northern Mali made their first public appearances Thursday, recounting their ordeals and saying they were not clear whether …

4 killed in jihadi attack on Mali resort outside capital

Islamic extremists who stormed a resort area in Mali popular with foreigners killed four people, including a Portuguese soldier who had been serving in the European Union mission to stabilize …

UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

Gunmen attack resort in Mali’s capital, killing 2

Jihadis attacked a hotel resort Sunday in Mali’s capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. More than 30 people managed to escape though at least …

West Africa scrambles to contain surge in militant attacks

West African nations are preparing to deploy a military force to counter a surge in ambushes and bombings by Islamist militants that more than 15,000 international troops have failed to …

FIFA suspends Mali teams, officials for government meddling

FIFA says it has suspended Mali’s teams and officials from international soccer because of government interference in how the federation is run. The suspension does not immediately affect Mali’s World …

French military: death toll in Mali base attack rises to 77

A French military spokesman says the death toll in the attack on an army camp in Gao, in northern Mali, has risen to 77.

Mali state TV says at least 20 dead after boat accident near Timbuktu

Mali’s state television is reporting at least 20 dead after a boat capsized in the region of Timbuktu.

Al-Qaida reports death of commander in Mali

A group that monitors online extremist activity says al-Qaida’s North Africa branch has reported the death of a commander in Mali.

U.N. peacekeeper shoots dead 2 colleagues in Mali

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says a peacekeeper has shot dead two colleagues in what has been called a “settling of scores.”

Well planned Mali attack took advantage of security lapses

BAMAKO, Mali – The heavily armed Islamic extremists who shot up a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital, killing 19 people, timed their assault for the moment when guards would be …

Fight in Mali moving toward Timbuktu

SEVARE, Mali — French and Malian forces pushed toward the fabled desert town of Timbuktu on Sunday, as the two-week-long French mission gathered momentum against the Islamist extremists who have …

Strippers not a.m. fodder

Yeah, telling your kids about the birds and the bees is tough duty. Fortunately, neither of my kids asked me about strippers. At A Butterfly Moment, blogger Jen wasn’t as …