Mali: Growing Trend of Violence Against UN Peacekeepers

On 2 October 2021, a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) peacekeeper died and four others were seriously injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Tessalit, Kidal region. Strongly condemning the incident, Mr El-Ghassim Wane, Read More …

French troops kill leader of Islamic State group in Sahel

The head of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, who was wanted for deadly attacks on US soldiers and foreign aid workers, has been killed in an operation by French troops. Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi was “neutralised by French forces”, Read More …

Selected Police personnel in Africa trained in explosives combat

Selected Police personnel from 11 African countries have undergone explosive recognition and awareness training to combat explosive-related threats by terrorists and extremists. The two-week training dubbed: “Explosives Hazards Awareness Training (EHAT) of Trainers,” drew participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Read More …

Mali: 15 soldiers killed, several wounded in ambush in Mopti province

Fifteen Malian soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded when a booby trapped vehicle exploded Thursday in Mali’s central Mopti region, the Defense Ministry said. “The convoy of the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) leaving Douentza for Boni was the target Read More …

Niger: Fifteen soldiers killed in ambush in Tillaberi Region

Fifteen soldiers were killed as a result of an ambush in southwestern Niger on Saturday, the country’s defence ministry said, blaming the attack on “armed terrorist groups.” The assailants ambushed a supply mission at 1100 local time in Torodi commune Read More …

UN says five peacekeepers injured in attack in northern Mali

Five U.N. peacekeepers were injured in an attack using an improvised explosive device in Mali’s restive north Monday, the United Nations said. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said a quick reaction force was immediately sent to the site in Aguelhok Read More …

Mali: Explosive device injures seven UN peacekeepers in Mopti Region

Seven UN peacekeepers were injured on Friday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in central Mali, the United Nations peacekeeping mission announced. The device exploded beneath the vehicle which was travelling near Diallo, in the central Mopti region, Read More …