Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured. A blue helmet from Chad was killed and three others Read More …

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

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 Read More …

283 Deaths From 59 Terrorist Attacks Recorded Across Africa

The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) in its bi-weekly “Africa Terrorism Bulletin” has recorded a total of 283 deaths resulting from 59 terrorist attacks across Africa between the periods of 16-31 January 2019. In all, Read More …

Two peacekeepers killed in an attack against UN convoy in Mali

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned the attack which led to the deaths of two ‘blue helmets’ from Sri Lanka and injured six others. Mr Guterres conveyed his “deep condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka, and the families Read More …

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

Bintou Keita, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations in Africa, also apprised the Council of the alarming security situation in the central and northern areas of the African State, saying it was “of grave concern,” and provided “a major challenge” to Read More …

Mali: German peacekeepers patrol ‘road of death’ for clues of explosive devices

Between homemade bombs and frequent robberies, driving on the roads of northern Mali has become a dangerous exercise. German peacekeepers from Minusma, the United Nations Mission in the country, undertook a patrol on one of the most dangerous sections of Read More …