Mali crisis: Attack on UN convoy kills two


18 April 2015 From the section Africa The UN's Minusma force has some 9,000 personnel in Mali A United Nations supply convoy has been attacked near the city of Gao in northern Mali, with two civilian drivers killed. The attack took place about 15km (9 miles) west of the city late on Friday, the UN Mission in Mali said. The UN took over security after French-led forces intervened to retake northern cities from Islamist militants in 2013. But at least 35 UN troops have been killed and 140 wounded since Read more [...]

UN base in Mali hit by deadly suicide bombing


15 April 2015 From the section Africa More than 9,000 UN troops are currently deployed in Mali A suicide attack on a UN base in northern Mali has killed three civilians and wounded nine peacekeepers, the UN has said. The bomber attempted to drive into a UN camp in Ansongo town when his explosives detonated, it added. At least 35 UN troops have been killed and more than 140 wounded in Mali since July 2013. The UN took charge of security after French-led forces seized northern cities from Islamist Read more [...]

Mali Tuareg separatists accept ceasefire agreement


BAMAKO: Tuareg separatist groups in Mali on Friday accepted a ceasefire agreement with the government following clashes this week that threatened to plunged the country back into war. The agreement was reached following a meeting between the chairman of the African Union and separatist groups in northern Mali to discuss a permanent truce and the resumption of talks between the rebels and the government in Bamako. Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and United Nations special representative Read more [...]