Bamako Mali Hotels
Marriott International today announced the opening of a new hotel in the Malian capital Bamako to mark the second day of an ongoing hostage crisis in the country. The gunmen took 170 guests and staff members of two hotels hostage in a hotel complex in Bambara, Mali's capital, in raids that killed at least three people. Malian special forces, backed by colleagues from the US and France, made their way into the hotel and reportedly killed at least two gunmen.
The US Africa Command said troops stationed in Mali had helped secure the scene, and France's national gendarmerie service said its special forces based in Bamako had been involved in the attack on the hotel. French troops were driven out by the jihadists, and Hollande flew to Mali to greet the operation, which he said brought hope to the people of northern Mali. Soldiers from Mali and UN troops have access to surrounding hotels in Bambara, the capital of Mali's northern region, an ORTM journalist told CNN behind the scenes. France sent thousands of troops to Mali last year as the militants tried to advance south.
Bamako, a native of Mali, is following in the footsteps of former US President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Traore, who made good money from appearances in Bamako, told AFP news agency he could take his WhatsApp group to the US but not to his adopted homeland Mali.
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We want to integrate the best creativity and talent of African craftsmen into the walls of our hotel. Opened in 2015, ONOMO Hotels is a hotel that is inspired by the spirit of the African Renaissance and the rich history and culture of Bamako. Its mission is to offer tailor-made hospitality services that are not only affordable but also accessible to a wide range of guests from all over the world. ONomO Hotel Bamoko also offers its guests a free shuttle service with free Wi-Fi, which takes them to the international airport in less than 15 minutes.
The 200 spacious and well-appointed rooms offer a lush green hillside with mango plantations and views of the historic city centre and lush tropical forests of Bamako. The 190 rooms and suites are known for their high quality furnishings and there are a variety of amenities including a full-service restaurant, bar and fitness centre. This makes it easy for guests to explore, relax and enjoy all the possibilities of travel.
The economic woes have been exacerbated by the brutal jihadist conflict in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Northern Mali has been occupied by rebels with links to al-Qaida since 2012. After the 2012 coup, an Al Qaeda-linked group led by Tuareg militant Iyad Ag Ghaly captured the historic northern city of Timbuktu, destroyed several religious shrines in the ancient city and drove out the musicians for whom the city is famous.
Mali's government later declared its support for the rebels, according to the country's official news agency. French President Francois Hollande and his government visited Bamako to show support, but without success.
The US president said: "On behalf of the American people, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the people of Mali and the families of the victims, including at least one American." The American killed in the attack was a senior executive at the Palladium Group who had spent his career promoting international development and health, his family said. Self - is dedicated to Self, according to his Facebook page. The UN Secretary-General has expressed "full support" for Mali's government and its efforts to fight terrorist and extremist groups, his spokesman said in a statement on his official Twitter account.
The 26-year-old is said to have made a name for himself in Mali with his dreamy songs about love, sex, drugs and sex. He lives in northern Mali and is mainly Tuareg and Arabs, but founded a record label that focuses on hip-hop, pop, rap and dance music as well as music for children and adults.
Islamist extremists with links to al-Qaeda have taken advantage of much of northern Mali, exploiting the chaotic situation following a military coup in March 2012. The group, whose name means "defender of the faith," has behaved as a former secessionist movement in the north of the country, but is now trying to promote its own political agenda. The MLF claims to want to restore a 19th-century "Islamic kingdom" that dominates parts of Mali and neighboring Mauritania.
The United Nations has set up a peacekeeping mission in Mali in the hope of keeping the government sufficiently secure to continue the peace process. The United States has condemned the attack and confirmed its continued coordination with the UN Security Council to verify the whereabouts of the Malian citizens and is ready to assist the Malian Government in the coming days in investigating this tragic terrorist attack.