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MINUSMA exits Mali

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General acknowledgement that the now finished United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Mali was a difficult and life-threatening deployment can be judged from 311...

UN Mali peacekeeping mission closes shop

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The Malian capital, Bamako, yesterday (11 December) hosted a ceremony to mark the conclusion of MINUSMA (United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali),...

Nepali EOD company saved countless lives in Mali

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The lifesaving contributions of a Nepali explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) company to operations in landlocked Mali where a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission is...

Experts warn of security vacuum in wake of exiting peacekeepers

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Peacekeepers are on the move across Africa. But rather than rushing in to quell violence, they are withdrawing from some of the continent’s worst...

Security issues troubling MINUSMA withdrawal

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United Nations (UN) peacekeeping personnel in Mali are, security issues notwithstanding, proceeding with drawdown of the MINUSMA mission in the landlocked West African country. The...

Heightened tension not stopping MINUSMA withdrawal process

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Another step on the withdrawal road saw MINUSMA troops exit outposts in Mali’s Kidal that were supporting the reconstituted Malian Armed Forces (Forces Armées...

Africa isn’t ready for a withdrawal of peacekeepers

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Peacekeeping operations have played a crucial role in stabilising fragile situations across Africa for over 60 years. More than 13 United Nations (UN)-led missions...

Senegalese peacekeepers exit Mali

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The withdrawal of 116 Senegalese peacekeepers from the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Mali –MINUSMA – brings to three thousand the number of...

Bangladesh singled out for MINUSMA commitment

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Bangladesh’s commitment to peace in Mali started with air and airfield support and grew to signals and an infantry quick reaction capability over a...

MINUSMA drawdown on track

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The closure of the last of MINUSMA’s four outposts in Mali – Ménaka – marks yet another successful part of the mission’s drawdown and...

MINUSMA camp closures

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An integral component of the exit of a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission from any country, in this instance MINUSMA and Mali, is camp...

Record increase in extremist attacks shows Malian junta’s ineffective strategy

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Mali’s ruling junta has repeatedly pledged to restore peace to the country after using the terror threat as justification for coups in 2020 and...

UN troops to withdraw from Mali: what will change in terms...

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On 30 June 2023, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to end the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali...

ISS: MINUSMA leaves Mali – will regional leaders step up on...

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On 30 June the United Nations (UN) Security Council voted unanimously to end the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) as of...

UN Mali mission mandate not renewed

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Ten years after its establishment, the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has expired, with the world body’s...

MINUSMA Peacekeeper Day message

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Today (Monday, 29 May) is International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers with the world body’s mission in Mali (MINUSMA) noting blue helmeted peacekeepers...

Chaos in Mali fuels uncertainty about MINUSMA future

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A recent militant attack in central Mali illustrated the extreme challenges facing the United Nations peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSMA, and its uncertain future...

Security on the wane in north-eastern Mali

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El-Ghassim Wane, the man at the helm of the United Nations (UN) mission in Mali, told the Security Council (SC) the security situation in...

Senegalese peacekeepers’ deaths condemned

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The death in Mali of three Senegalese peacekeepers and wounds suffered by another five is condemned by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) which...

UK troops contributing to Malian security

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The United Kingdom (UK) is the 59th country to contribute troops and equipment to the United Nations (UN) mission in Mali – MINUSMA. A 350-strong...

Feature: All women Egyptian search and detect team making its mark...

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“This is an alert. This is not a test!” Commander Hossam Shafei, Chief of Operations, calls out across the Douentza airfield to Major Doaa...

Medals for MINUSMA’s Egyptian convoy specialists

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Tangible recognition for the effort expended by the 110-strong 3rd Egyptian Combat Convoy Company came in the form of the United Nations (UN) medal...

UN medals for Cambodian Sappers in Mali

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A year of service in, among others, ensuring transport links remain operational saw a 150-strong Cambodian company of military engineers honoured with the United...

Mali tri-border security worrying

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The security situation on Mali’s borders with Burkina Faso and Niger has deteriorated to the stage where the UN mission in the landlocked west...

Rheinmetall subsidiary to equip German field hospital in Mali

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German’s Bundeswehr has contracted Rheinmetall subsidiary Zeppelin Mobile Systeme GmbH (ZMS) to equip a field hospital at Camp Castor, the Bundeswehr’s forward operating base...

Germany to deploy CH-53 helicopters to Mali

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The German military will later this year deploy five CH-53 helicopters and 120 personnel to Gao, Mali, in support of the United Nations mission...

MAG Aerospace awarded UN contract for ISR aircraft in Mali

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (Minusma) has contracted US-based MAG Aerospace to provide fixed wing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. The United...

UN Security Council asked to authorise more troops for Mali mission

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the Security Council to authorise additional troops for the peacekeeping mission in Mali in response to rising...

Another German Heron for Mali

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The German government has approved the deployment of another Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the United Nations mission in Mali, which will bring...

German government agrees to expand military mission in Mali

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The German government on Wednesday approved plans to expand the country's military training mission in Mali, a government source said. Up to 600 troops will...

British Long Range Reconnaissance Group Completes Deterrence Operation in Mali

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British troops have returned from a successful month-long operation to conducting deep reconnaissance and deterring terrorist groups in Mali. The Long Range Recce Group (Mali)...

UN says four peacekeepers killed in north Mali attack

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The United Nations mission in Mali said on Friday that four peacekeepers were killed and several others injured in an attack on its base...

German military unit ready to deploy to Mali

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Soldiers from the Bundeswehr’s 12th Panzer Brigade are ready to deploy to the United Nations mission in Mali (Minusma) next month after completing mission...

Mali coup has not stopped UN mission’s work

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The UN is monitoring the situation in Mali where soldiers the President and some of his Cabinet ministers were arrested in a military coup earlier this week. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following developments...

UK soldiers reach training milestone ahead of Mali deployment

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United Kingdom troops deploying to the United Nations Peacekeeping operation in Mali have reached a significant training milestone in preparation for their mission, which...

Spanish Air Force sends a second C295 to Senegal

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The Spanish Air Force has sent a second C295 aircraft to Dakar, Senegal, to support pace and security missions in the area. The aircraft left...

Portuguese Air Force C295 begins Mali operations

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The Portuguese Air Force has sent a C295 cargo aircraft to the United Nations mission in Mali (Minusma) where it has taken over transport...

MINUSMA mandate extended for 12 months

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The mandate of the UN mission in Mali has been extended to the end of June 2021 with a number of priority measures set...

Minusma seeking ISR aircraft

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (Minusma) is opening a tender for fixed wing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. According to the UN...

German personnel in Mali receive medevac training with Starlite Super Puma

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South Africa’s Starlite Aviation is supplying a Super Puma helicopter to the European Union Training Mission Mali (EUTM), and German personnel deployed to the...

Danish EH101s deployed to Mali

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Denmark has deployed two EH101 helicopters to Mali, where they are supporting the French-led Operation Barkhane counter-terrorism effort. The two EH101 along with 70 support...

Denmark to send three aircraft to the Sahel

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Denmark has announced it will send a C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft to Mali and two EH-101 helicopters to the Sahel as it strengthens...

Mali peacekeepers attacked

A UN peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded when their vehicle hit an explosive device in northern Mali, MINUSMA said. The identity of...

UK troops to join MINUSMA

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The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali – MINUSMA – will be boosted by 250 troops from the United Kingdom next year. A statement, released via...

Mali receives donated Casspir armoured personnel carriers

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Mali has received 29 Casspir armoured personnel carriers and other equipment donated by Germany as part of efforts to beef up security in the...

Canada withdrawing from UN mission in Mali

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Canada will be withdrawing from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (Minusma) at the end of July, but will keep some troops and...

More Ivory Coast troops for Mali

Ivory Coast will more than quadruple its troop presence in the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Mali to 800, President Alassane Ouattara said,...

Norway supports UN operation in Mali for two more years

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Norway will extend its contribution to the UN peacekeeping operation MINUSMA in Mali for two more years, until 2022. “Norway supports the UN in the...

Joint training strengthens peacekeeping in Mali

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Currently, a team of nine officers from Sweden and Finland is in Timbuktu, Mali. The team is called “Nordic Defence Cooperation Mobile Training Team”,...

Romania sending Pumas to Mali

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The Romanian Air Force will later this year send a contingent of IAR 330L Puma helicopters to Mali to support the United Nations’ Minusma...

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