Mali: MINUSMA employee killed in IED explosion in Kidal Region

MINUSMA employee killed in explosive explosion in Kidal Region, North of Mali when his motorcycle hit an improvised explosive device (IED). On November 22 an improvised explosive device detonated on the road to Timbuktu, injuring three UN peacekeepers. Today, 30 Read More …

Burkina Faso: 4 Burkina Troops, 3 Civilians Killed in Jihadist-hit North

A roadside bomb killed four troops in northern Burkina Faso, an area wracked by jihadi insurgency, the army said on Saturday, while three civilians died in another strike in the same region. The troops were killed on Friday when an Read More …

Mali: Three MINUSMA peacekeepers wounded in IED blast

An improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on the road to Timbuktu, Mali, on Monday morning injured three UN peacekeepers, a UN spokesman said. “The UN condemns the attack and wish the peacekeepers a speedy recovery,” said Farhan Haq, the deputy Read More …

Ivory Coast to withdraw from UN peacekeeping force in Mali

Ivory Coast will be gradually withdrawing its military contingent from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) after the continued detention of 46 Ivorian soldiers who have been accused of being mercenaries. The announcement was made in a letter, Read More …

EU Pledges Military Help for Niger

The EU official said Brussels had “drawn the lessons from our past experience in Mali in particular and that is why we don’t want to have a large-scale EU training mission for Niger”. The official said the mission would involve Read More …

Six UN peace keepers wounded in IED attack in central Mali

Six U.N. peacekeepers were wounded in central Mali when two armored vehicles in a convoy were hit by separate improvised explosive devices, the United Nations said Monday. The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali reported that the incidents took place in Read More …

Mali: Progress on transition, peace process, amid ongoing insecurity

El-Ghassim Wane, head of the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, presented the latest UN Secretary-General’s report on the peacekeeping operation. He briefed ambassadors on progress in the transition and peace process, while also addressing ongoing insecurity and rising humanitarian needs. Read More …

Mali: Two MINUSMA peacekeepers killed in IED blast in Tessalit, Kidal region

Two MINUSMA peacekeepers were killed today, 17 October, when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device during a search and detection patrol of mines in Tessalit, Kidal region. This incident also resulted in 4 serious injuries among peacekeepers. Read More …