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We were joined by a good number of government representatives from the Sahel region and beyond, including Liberia, Niger, Mali, Chad, Senegal and Comoros. They accompanied humanitarian actors, donors and development partners to look at case studies in Liberia, Mali and Senegal, and collectively ...
Speaking to the Commons Defence Committee Tuesday, MacKenzie said the word “peacekeeping” is a misnomer for modern missions like Mali, as “there is no peace to keep.” He added it is disingenuous to say that the aim of the Mali mission is to support the peace process – because there is no peace ...

Canada will supply two Chinook helicopters and four CH-146 Griffon helicopters to the UN mission to Mali. The UN, meanwhile, is expecting that two Chinooks will be available at any given time — which means Canada would need to send more than two to Mali, Kent points out. ”A helicopter is not like a car ...
OTTAWA — As details remain scarce around Canada's prospective deployment to a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, Conservatives are asking the Liberal government for a formal debate and vote in the House of Commons. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came into government on a promise to “renew ...
To inform the design of shock-responsive social protection systems that address widespread vulnerabilities, FAO developed a package of cash and livelihoods support for families in Mali and Mauritania. The majority of the families were headed by women. Families received either multiple unconditional ...
The UN will meet with a delegation from Canada on Wednesday to discuss the mission's operational requirements, including the availability of two transport helicopters on a daily basis, the official told CBC News. Germany, which Canada will be replacing in Mali, deployed four NH90 transport helicopters to ...

The increase in food insecurity is due to a poor agricultural harvest in some areas, persistent insecurity in northern and central Mali, a basic food basket which is 20-30 percent higher than the same time last year, all of which affect the poorest and most vulnerable households. In addition, insufficient water ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at a spike in intercommunal violence in central Mali which over the past weeks has driven some 3,000 people into neighbouring Burkina Faso. Dozens of people have been killed in clashes between the Dogon and Peul communities since February, and homes ...
The music of Mali's Tuareg people is music of resistance. Master traders of the Sahara desert for millenia, they've never enjoyed significant political power, and their musical culture reflects that frustration and struggle. But times have been tough for these people in the aftermath of a 2012 fight for ...
A UN peacekeeper was killed in a jihadist attack on 14 April 2018 on a military base in Timbuktu, Mali, housing troops from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and France's Barkhane counter-terrorism operation. Fifteen of the jihadists were also killed ...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending Canada's decision to take part in the ongoing UN peacekeeping effort in Mali. Trudeau is making the remarks alongside Emmanuel Macron following a meeting in Paris with the French president, who has made the African country a priority for his government.
Saturday's attack targeted a French military camp and the UN MINUSMA peacekeeping positions in the northern city of Timbuktu. One UN peacekeeper and 15 jihadist suspects were killed while seven French soldiers were wounded, according to FRANCE 24 Mali correspondent Anthony Fouchard.
Just this weekend, seven French troops in Mali were injured and one UN peacekeeper killed in a four-hour rocket, mortar and car bomb attack on their camp at Timbuktu airport. Five years after the French army intervened in Mali to stop an Islamist insurgency, our reporters Claire Paccalin and Fanny Allard ...
The UN mission in Mali, which has more than 11,000 troops and was established in 2013, is one of the most dangerous peacekeeping operations in the world, with troops and convoys regularly coming under attack from armed groups. According to UN figures, more than 162 members of the mission have ...
Ottawa said in March that it would send an infantry unit, military trainers and six tactical and transport helicopters to Mali in August. But UN envoy to Mali Mahamat Saleh Annadif said this week the helicopters are needed in June, when Germany pulls out of the mission. He urged that Canada speed things ...
The prefect of Ayorou, Jando Rhichi Algaher, told AFP on Wednesday that investigators found Lange had been taken “to the north” of his administrative area, close to Mali. Lange and his colleagues had informed the official in the morning of their intention to make the trip. According to the aid worker's driver, ...
MALI Kambandu is the inaugural Kalemba Short Story Prize 2018 winner for her short story “The hand to hold” which the judges described as gripping ... The Kalemba Short Story Prize team announced that Mali, a graduate of the University of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA, will receive US$1,000 for the ...

When: Thursday, April 12th ,2018Who: Moussa MARA, former Prime Minister of Mali, Candidate to the Presidential election of Mali,. Lionel ZINSOU, President of Terra Nova, former Prime Minister of Benin,. Dalila BERRITANE, consultant influence & communication in Africa. Dominique LAFONT, CEO, Lafont Africa ...
The United Nations is in talks with Canada on speeding up the deployment of six helicopters to shore up its peacekeeping force in Mali, a UN envoy said on Wednesday. Mahamat Saleh Annadif said Canada will send the helicopters in August but that the mission needs them in June, when Germany pulls ...
(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have built a secondary school in Touba, a small town in Mali, where there were no educational institutions at this level. In February, the St. John Bosco secondary school was completed with the assistance of the Spanish Salesian organization Solidaridad Don ...
The Republic of Mali has sent an official agreement for Estonian forces to enter the territory of Mali. Barkhane is an operation led by France in the Sahel region in Africa, which aims to create stability and manage the problems caused by the region that Europe needs to address, such as terrorism and illegal ...
Mali became the second African country to qualify for a World Championships after reaching the final of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football African Championships last October, which they lost to Morocco. They are currently ranked world No. 18. Here are five things you should ...
The current period of violence in Mali has emerged partly as a result of the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi in neighbouring Libya in 2011. Seasoned Tuareg fighters returned to Mali, along with seized Libyan arms and equipment. The Tuareg uprising in 2012 was then used by extremists as an opportunity to ...
By its resolution 2364 (2017), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2018 and requested me to report on a quarterly basis on its implementation, focusing on progress in taking forward the ...
A mass grave uncovered in central Mali is the latest grim confirmation that the security situation in the region has reached crisis point, Amnesty International said today. Local witnesses in the village of Dogo identified on 22 March six bodies as people who had been arrested by the military three days earlier ...
The only other suspect arrested in Mali's conflict, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, pleaded guilty to destruction of cultural heritage for his participation in smashing mausoleums. He was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2017 after apologising for his actions and could appear as a witness against Al Hassan.
[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced [press release] Saturday that Mr Al Hassan was surrendered to the court's detention center in the Netherlands by Malian authorities. According to the arrest warrant [text, PDF, in French], he is accused of crimes against humanity in Timbuktu, Mali, ...
A French soldier stands inside a military helicopter during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the troops of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, northern Mali, Friday, May 19, 2017. The six military helicopters that Canada plans to send to Mali could be ...
A French soldier stands inside a military helicopter during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the troops of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, northern Mali, Friday, May 19, 2017. The six military helicopters that Canada plans to send to Mali could be ...
OTTAWA—The six military helicopters that Canada plans to send to Mali could be used to move more than peacekeepers: they could be called upon to support a multinational counterterrorism force also operating in the country. The UN Security Council in December authorized the peacekeeping mission in ...
OTTAWA — The six military helicopters that Canada plans to send to Mali could be used to move more than peacekeepers: they could be called upon to support a multinational counter-terrorism force also operating in the country. The UN Security Council in December authorized the peacekeeping mission ...
Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, identified by the ICC as the "de facto chief of Islamic Police" during the conflict five years ago, was handed over by Mali's authorities and transferred to a detention centre in The Hague, the court said on Saturday. The suspect, who was active in ...
A French soldier stands inside a military helicopter during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the troops of Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas military operation, in Gao, northern Mali, Friday, May 19, 2017. The six military helicopters that Canada plans to send to Mali could be ...
On the basis of the evidence gathered, my Office alleges that Mr Al Hassan committed crimes against humanity and war crimes in Timbuktu, Mali, between April 2012 and January 2013. The charges against him are representative of the criminality and resulting victimization of the population during this ...
The International Criminal Court in the Hague has taken into custody a man wanted for war crimes in Mali, after the authorities there handed him over. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud headed the Islamic police in Timbuktu when it was under the control of jihadist militants five years ago. He is accused ...
From sweeping to fetching water, washing children to cooking, Sitan Coulibaly's day as a maid in Bamako begins at 6 a.m. and ends well after dusk. The 17-year-old is used to hard work — but as a farmer, growing millet on her parents' farm in Babougou, in central Mali. "I haven't been home in over five ...
Nearly 4.1 million people could face food insecurity in Mali in 2018, according to the 2018 HRP. Above-average cereal prices, depleted food stocks, and poor pasture conditions have contributed to a 17 percent increase in the number of food-insecure people since 2017. Humanitarian actors report that food ...
Suspected jihadists carried out a late-night attack on a hotel in central Mali several days after the town was visited by the country's prime minister, officials said on Thursday, adding that at least one assailant was killed. The security ministry and the army said attackers late on Wednesday struck the Falaise ...
IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa. Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, ...
Just two days ago, Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga visited Bandiagara and gave a speech in which he promised to defeat the Islamist insurgents who have plunged Mali's central and northern regions into chaos. Five men approached the entrance to Bandiagara's Hotel la Falaise on foot, ...
Mali's prime minister visited Kidal on Friday, the first senior government delegation in three years to visit the city, under the control of Tuareg rebels since 2012. Prime Minister ... Mali has been in turmoil since Tuareg-led rebels and Islamist militants in 2012 seized control of the country's desert north.
According to the source, the police "arrested a young man from Mali, who was carrying a suspicious bag and tried to commit an attack on the French Embassy in Nouakchott." The detainee arrived from Mali having illegally crossed the border, the source added. The source noted that Mauritanian authorities ...
Insecurity in Mali, characterised mainly by the persistence of terror threats, has resulted in the state losing control of large parts of northern and central Mali. On top of that, implementation of the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation between the state and rebels to end the conflict in the north has ...
They live in the village Synah Ballah in Mali's eastern region Gao. Since her husband's death, she has struggled to afford food for her family. “I couldn't meet the needs of my children such as feeding them, sending them to school and accessing health services,” she says. Now, our Mali team has opened a ...
He says some of the most common killers of children in Mali are diseases that are curable. So their non-profit MUSO began organizing local outreach teams that could canvass villages, literally knocking on doors, looking for sick children. They armed the teams with blood tests and drugs to treat malaria, ...
In this handout picture received from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MUNISMA), Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga (C) shakes hands with officials during a visit of the Malian delegation in Kidal, northern Mali, on March 23, 2018. PHOTO: ...
Insecurity in Mali, characterised mainly by the persistence of terror threats, has resulted in the state losing control of large parts of northern and central Mali. On top of that, implementation of the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation between the state and rebels to end the conflict in the north has ...
Insecurity in Mali, characterised mainly by the persistence of terror threats, has resulted in the state losing control of large parts of northern and central Mali. On top of that, implementation of the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation between the state and rebels to end the conflict in the north has ...
OTTAWA – The Canadian military is aiming to have peacekeepers on the ground in Mali by August, according to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. On March 19 the federal government announced its intention to send peacekeeping troops and an aviation task force to the UN mission in Mali for a year-long ...
The goal of these visits was to assess the needs in Mali and how Canada can have an impact on the country's stability, but it is very unlikely that those needs will be met by Canada's projected deployment of two Chinook transport helicopters and four Griffon attack helicopters, along with the estimated 250 ...


 

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