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Mali: Security situation deteriorates, human rights concerns rise

New York: UN troop rotations in the peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) resumed on Monday with a new approval mechanism one month after they were suspended by the ruling junta, which accused 49 Ivorian soldiers of entering the country without permission.

Mali: Guterres ‘shocked and outraged’ by reports of civilian massacres

New York: The Secretary-General issued a statement on Wednesday expressing his shock and outrage over reports that well over a hundred civilians have been killed in the past week, during attacks by armed extremists in central Mali, and further north.

Mali: UN condemns second ‘cowardly’ attack in three days against peacekeepers

New York: Two Egyptian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, were killed on Friday - the second fatal attack this week on a peacekeeping convoy in the West African country.

Mali: Deadly convoy attack ‘tragic reminder’ of threats to peacekeepers

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned a deadly attack on Wednesday against a UN Peacekeeping logistics convoy near the town of Kidal in northern Mali. 

Mali’s Press ban reflects growing regional intolerance, says UN rights office

New York: Mali’s ban on two major international broadcasters operating inside the country is a worrying development in itself but it also reflects growing regional intolerance towards freedom of expression, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

More resources need to help secure Mali, peacekeeping mission head tells Security Council

New York: The UN’s peacekeeping chief in Mali on Thursday, made an urgent call for adequate resources for the mission to carry out its mandate, and meet the growing demand to address a deteriorating security situation across the north and centre of the restive country.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali, four wounded

New York: A convoy from the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) hit an improvised explosive device north of Mopti on Monday, killing at least two ‘blue helmets’, from Egypt, and wounding four others.

Mali Humanitarian Response Plan seeks $686 million

New York: The UN together with humanitarian partners on Monday, launched the 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan for Mali, seeking $686 million from donors to help 5.3 million of the most vulnerable people in the country.

Mali: Security Council warned of 'endless cycle of instability'

New York: A decade after civil conflict erupted in Mali, hopes for an early resolution to insurgency and strife have not materialized, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the country, El-Ghassim Wane, told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

Seven UN peacekeepers killed in latest Mali attack

New York: On Wednesday morning, seven UN peacekeepers from Togo died and three others were seriously injured when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the Bandiagara region in central Mali.

Mali: Terrorists attack bus, 33 civilians die

Bamako: At least 33 people died as terrorists attacked a bus in central Mali on Saturday, media reports said.

UN chief condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

New York: The UN Secretary-General has condemned an attack against peacekeepers in Mali on Saturday which left one Egyptian ‘blue helmet’ dead, and four others seriously injured.

Mali violence threatens country’s survival, warns UN human rights expert

New York: Rapidly spreading violence in Mali is threatening the State’s very survival, the UN independent expert on the human rights situation in the country said on Friday.

Rights experts condemn ‘dramatic rise’ in attacks on so-called slaves in Mali

New York: Attacks against so-called slaves in Mali are on the rise and authorities must do more to prevent them, two independent UN human rights experts said on Monday.

Malian authorities urged to ‘break the cycle of impunity’ for human rights violations

New York: Rampant impunity for human rights violations in Mali is posing serious risks for the protection of civilians in the West African country, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.