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Mali President Keita resigns

Bamako/UNI: Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Wednesday announced that he is resigning from his post following a military mutiny in the state.

UN chief urges continued international support for Mali amid growing terrorist threat

New York: The UN Secretary-General has stressed the need for continued international commitment to Mali, as the country continues to navigate the path to political stability while confronting numerous obstacles, including terrorism, and now the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN peacekeepers killed in improvised explosive attack in Mali

New York/IBNS: Three UN peacekeepers from Chad were killed in northern Mali on Sunday when their convoy hit a roadside bomb near Aguelhok, in the restive Kidal region. The improvised device also seriously injured four others who are now receiving medical care, the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said in a statement.

3 UN peacekeepers killed, 4 injured in Mali

Bamako/Xinhua/UNI: The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed Sunday evening that three of its peacekeepers were killed during a routine patrol by improvised explosive devices (IED) near Aguelhok in northern Mali.

Mali: UN mission fulfills mandate, aids battle against coronavirus

New York/IBNS: As the COVID-19 pandemic plagues the world, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali told the Security Council on Tuesday that the mission continues to fulfill its mandate while doing whatever it can to prevent the coronavirus outbreak from overrunning the country.

Implementing peace deal only path for stabilization in Mali: UN peacekeeping chief

New York/IBNS: Implementation of the 2015 peace agreement in Mali provides the only pathway for stabilization there, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Mali revealed in new report

New York/IBNS: Escalating violence and insecurity in Mali have sparked an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, rendering 3.9 million people in need of assistance and protection – an increase of 700,000 since the beginning of the year, the UN said on Thursday.  

'Continuing deterioration’ leaves Mali facing critical security level: UN expert

New York/IBNS: Security in Mali has become critical, with unprecedented incidents of communal violence and increasingly more deadly terror attacks, reported a UN human rights expert on Monday, following a 10-day visit to the country.

Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears

New York: Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Support Mali reconciliation efforts ‘in whatever way possible’, urges UN expert

New York, Aug 20 (IBNS): Reconciliation initiatives in central Mali, to bring together local leaders and end ongoing violence, have been welcomed by the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Alioune Tine, who said on Monday that they should be supported “in whatever way possible.”

UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’

New York, Aug 14 (IBNS): Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners on Tuesday, called on all warring parties to stop attacks and “keep them out of harm’s way”.

UN peacekeeping in Mali boosted with addition of 250 UK troops

New York, July 23 (IBNS): The United Kingdom is to send a contingent of 250 troops to Mali next year, to support the UN’s peacekeeping operation in the country, MINUSMA.

Scores killed in ‘barbaric’ attack on Mali village, UN chief urges restraint, calls for ‘dialogue’ to resolve tensions

New York, June 11 (IBNS): Nearly 100 people were reportedly killed during an attack on a traditional Dogon hunters’ village in Mali on Sunday, prompting a call from UN chief António Guterres for authorities to act fast and “bring the perpetrators to justice”.

UN honours peacekeepers who ‘paid the ultimate price’, for the sake of others

New York, May 25 (IBNS): Ever since the UN deployed the first of its 72 peacekeeping missions back in 1948, more than 3,800 peacekeepers have lost their lives, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, at a wreath laying ceremony in honour of those “brave men and women” who serve.

Guterres condemns armed attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali

New York, May 19 (IBNS): A violent attack against the United Nation's Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) that left one peacekeeper dead on Saturday, drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General António Guterres.