At home with the Cisses: What awaits the Mali mother of nine when she returns home

At home with the Cisses: What awaits the Mali mother of nine when she returns home
Although Mali’s government is taking every measure to care for the new family, some local organisations are concerned about the state’s ability to provide long term care, reports Simon Speakman Cordall

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alian mother Halima Cisse and her nine babas are due to stay in Marokko for at least the next few months while the babies remain in incubators. Van daar af, she will return to the troubled West African country of Mali to reunite with her man, Kader Arby, a non commissioned officer in the country’s army.

Huidiglik, die 25 year old Malian is among only a handful of vroue to have given birth to nonuplets, five girls and four boys, two more than originally anticipated. Should all survive the next few critical months, as medical staff at the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca hope, she will enter the record books.

The birth presented Mali’s embattled transitional government, in power since a coup during the summer of last year, with both challenge and opportunity.

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