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No Canadian peacekeepers for Mali

Canada will not send hundreds of peacekeepers to support a United Nations mission in Mali in the near future, officials said, a move likely to disappoint allies who want Canadians to play a role in the West African country.

Why pastoralists in Mali and Niger turned to jihad

When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago, it was for the same reason as other ethnic Fulani herders along the Niger-Mali border: to protect his livestock.

Killed Malian soldiers had joined Islamists – source

Malian soldiers killed in a French military strike in northern Mali were deserters who joined an Islamist militant group, a French source said.

Malian soldiers inadvertently killed in raid

A French military strike on armed militants in northern Mali inadvertently killed Malian soldiers held hostage by the Islamist group, the West African nation’s Defence Ministry said.

Thirty-one sexual abuse cases filed against UN personnel

Thirty-one new cases alleging sexual abuse or exploitation by United Nations personnel, nearly half involving the U.N. refugee agency, were filed between July and September for events stretching back at least three years, the U.N. said.
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