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France denounces attacks against military forces in Mali

Paris, Apr 23 (Xinhua/UNI) France strongly condemned assaults targeting MINUSMA peacekeeper forces and local soldiers in Mali, stressing that the responsible "must be prosecuted", the French foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

Killing of Egyptian peacekeeper in Mali ‘may constitute war crimes’ Guterres warns, urging ‘swift action’

New York, Apr 21 (IBNS): An improvised roadside mine which exploded hitting a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mali, killing one ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt, and wounding four others, may constitute a war crime, the UN Chief said on Saturday, as senior UN officials condemned the blast. 

'Address root causes' of instability in Mali through 'aid and support' urges UN chief

New York, Mar 30 (IBNS): Appearing before the Security Council on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that the only way to prevent increased violence and instability in Mali is to tackle root causes such as grinding poverty; climate change and competition for resources; underdevelopment, and a fundamental lack of opportunities for young people.  

Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings

New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recent attacks against villages in Mali, including mass-killings last weekend in the Mopti region, which left 160 dead, including some 50 children, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR).

Mali’s ‘self-defence’ groups must face justice, after deadly intercommunal attacks

New York, Mar 27 (IBNS): Mali’s authorities have been urged by the UN to provide justice for the victims and survivors of attacks by so-called self-defence groups, responsible for horrific intercommunal violence in central Mali, after a weekend assault that claimed the lives of more than 150 people, including some 50 children.

UN condemns ‘unspeakable’ attack that leaves scores dead in central Mali

New York, Mar 24 (IBNS): The United Nations has strongly condemned the armed attack on a village in restive central Mali which reportedly left at least 134 people dead and dozens wounded early on Saturday.

Mali: UN mourns three Guinean peacekeepers killed, condemns attack 'in strongest terms'

New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN Security Council condemned on Saturday in the strongest terms the attack against vehicles of the peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which took place on Friday and in which three "blue helmets" from Guinea were killed and at least another injured.

‘Urgent need’ to stop Mali violence with ‘effective’ military response: UN expert

New York, Feb 13 (IBNS): The state of human rights and security across Mali is a “cause of grave concern,” the independent UN rights expert for the northwest African nation said in a statement on Tuesday, in which he called for an “effective military response” to end the violence and protect the civilian population.

Two peacekeepers killed in an attack against UN convoy in Mali

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): Two peacekeepers from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Friday following an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against a convoy near Douentza, in the Mopti region, central Mali.

Ten UN peacekeepers killed in a terrorist attack in northern Mali

New York, Jan 21 (IBNS): Ten ‘blue helmets’ from the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Sunday following a complex terrorist attack against the mission’s camp in Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, northern Mali.

Mali: ‘Dire’ humanitarian situation, ‘grave’ security concerns challenge fragile peace

New York, Jan 17 (IBNS): With over 800 schools forced to close due to insecurity, and 2.3 million vulnerable people in need of assistance this year, a top UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in Mali “remains dire”.

'Hope' on the horizon as UN Peacekeepers push deep into Mali

New York, Jan 9 (IBNS): UN peacekeepers in Mali have given what villagers in a remote part of the West African country have called a “real glimmer of hope.”

Deadly Mali attack to be investigated by UN rights experts

New York, Jan 4 (IBNS): An attack on a village in central Mali earlier this week in which at least 37 civilians died, is to be investigated with the help of United Nations human rights experts, the UN stabilization mission in the country (MINUSMA), announced on Thursday.

Guinean peacekeepers walk a fine line in Mali

New York, Nov 1 (IBNS): A team of Guinean peacekeepers deployed to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, (MINUSMA) is playing a key role in removing explosives from areas in which the mission is operating.

Mali: Two peacekeepers dead after dawn attack, several injured – UN Mission

New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, reported on Saturday that two peacekeepers had been killed and several others wounded, following on from a coordinated attack at dawn, on a base in the north of the country.