Mali: Around 20 UN Peacekeepers Injured In Major Attack On MINUSMA Base

Some 20 UN peacekeepers serving with the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, were injured on Wednesday, after their temporary base came under attack in the restive central region of the country. In a statement, MINUSMA said that the ‘blue Read More …

Blue Helmets trained in robotic mine clearance

Thirty-one of Cambodia’s Blue Helmet troops are being trained to use robotics to clear mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) before being sent on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions. Deputy director-general of the National Center for Peacekeeping Force, Mines and Explosive Read More …

Peacekeepers under attack again in Mali, as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured

An explosive device (IED) detonated under a truck that was part of a logistics convoy from the UN Stabilization Mission in the country, MINUSMA, at around 3pm in the vicinity of Tessalit, in the Kidal region, said the mission. “The Read More …

Three Ivorian UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Three UN peacekeepers from Ivory Coast were killed in central Mali on Wednesday, the UN and Ivorian government said, in the latest violence to hit the war-torn Sahel state. Peacekeepers travelling the road linking the central town of Douentza to Read More …

Meet Bonny, the first British military search dog deployed to Mali

Lance Corporal Grant Stevens and his companion Bonny are part of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team newly deployed to Mali A three-hundred strong task group of British soldiers has arrived in Mali as part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSMA). Read More …

Two French soldiers killed during operation in Mali

Two French soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in northeastern Mali on Saturday, just days after three others died in similar fashion. Their deaths brought to 50 the number of French soldiers killed in the Read More …

Three French soldiers killed in Mali IED blast

Three French soldiers died after their armoured vehicle hit an IED in the Hombori area of Mali’s central Mopti province. The soldiers were participating in a military operation as part of a larger mission aiming at fighting armed groups in Read More …

International Operation Disrupts Supply of Firearms to Terrorists: INTERPOL & UNODC Target Firearms Trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel

Lyon (France) & Vienna (Austria), 21 December 2020 — A seven-day operation saw law enforcement officers intercept illicit firearms, ammunition and explosives, and disrupt the trafficking networks used to supply terrorists across West Africa and the Sahel. Under Operation KAFO Read More …