Stories tagged: mali
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019
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 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 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
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
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 …
Thu., May 16, 2019
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
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
Oumar Ballo told Stockrisers.com he plans on visiting Gonzaga’s campus Feb. 19-22. The fourth-ranked Zags entertain Pepperdine on Feb. 21 and BYU on Feb. 23.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018
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 …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
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 …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
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. …
Tue., June 26, 2018
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 …
Sat., April 14, 2018
Officials say a U.N. peacekeeper is dead and 10 French soldiers have been wounded after a jihadist attack in northern Mali.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
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
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 …
Mon., June 19, 2017
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
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 …
Wed., May 10, 2017
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 …
Fri., March 17, 2017
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 …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
A French military spokesman says the death toll in the attack on an army camp in Gao, in northern Mali, has risen to 77.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Mali’s state television is reporting at least 20 dead after a boat capsized in the region of Timbuktu.
Sun., July 17, 2016
A group that monitors online extremist activity says al-Qaida’s North Africa branch has reported the death of a commander in Mali.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali says a peacekeeper has shot dead two colleagues in what has been called a “settling of scores.”
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
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 …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013
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 …
Thu., Feb. 14, 2008
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 …