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Mopti

(môp`tē), city (1993 pop. 75,000), central Mali, a port at the confluence of the Niger and Bani rivers. The city is built on three islets linked by dikes; one dike, 8 mi (12.9 km) long, connects the islets with the river bank. Mopti is the market center for a region where rice, cotton, peanuts, and cassava are produced and cattle are raised.

Mopti

 

a city in Mali and capital of the Mopti administrative region. Population, 34,000 (1969). Located on the right bank of the Bani River at the confluence of the Bani and Niger rivers, on three islands connected by barrages. Mopti is Mali’s largest fishing port and is an important center for the fish trade. A fish cannery and a fruit drinks enterprise are located there.

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Au Mali, trois civils ont peri dans la region de Mopti, dans le centre du pays, tandis que trois gendarmes et un civil sont morts dans l'ouest du Burkina Faso, pres de la frontiere malienne.
0500 GMT) in the rural community of Deboye in Mopti region's Bangou locality, spokesman Sounkolo Togola told Reuters.
Description : Following the occupation of the northern regions (Tombouctou, Gao and Kidal, and part of the Mopti region) by armed groups, cultural heritage is severely damaged.
So just a few weeks ago there was an attack on a settlement near the border with Ivory Coast there's been an attack near the border with Mauritania, now Sevare which is near Mopti.
The raid targeted a hotel on the road to the airport in Sevare, which services the larger town of Mopti.
Sevare lies near the main regional town of Mopti, a key staging post to the vast north of Mali that lies more than 640 kilometers (400 miles) northeast of Bamako.
The projects include several wells in Mopti, an area around 650km from the capital, in addition to wells in the villages of Sirmaloy, Dan and Cumbuco - providing access to safe drinking water to 450 families at a cost of around QR50,000.
It's about 285 miles to Mopti from Bamako on the dusty, red clay roads.
There is an ongoing high threat of kidnapping and armed banditry against Westerners throughout northern regions of Mali - Kidal, Timbuktu, Gao, Mopti and the area of Segou north of the Niger River as well as to Bamako, and to areas north of the latitude of Diema.
It is important to note, however, that the regions of Gao, Kidal, Mopti, and Tombouctou in Mali were excluded from the sampling because of heightened insecurity.
The governor of Mopti said the Malian rescue services were assisted by residents of Koubi and passing boats.
Jusqu'a present, 32 corps ont ete recuperes, mais il y a encore des gens dans l'eau qu'on cherche" depuis l'incident, a declare Ibrahim Waigalo, un conseiller du village de Koubi, a plus de 70 km au nord de Mopti, oE la pinasse (grande pirogue) s'est brisee.