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UN mission welcomes steps taken towards draft agreement on peace, reconciliation in Mali

02 March 2015 – The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) congratulated the parties involved in reaching a draft agreement on peace and reconciliation, which was initialled in Algiers on Sunday, according to the UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson today in New York.


Mali: UN, partners launch humanitarian appeal as relief efforts continue

27 February 2015 – The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has joined with partner agencies to launch a multy0million dollar appeal for urgent funding for aid operations in Mali amid the country’s ongoing crisis, a spokesperson said today.


Mali: Inquiry team concludes probe into violent demonstration against peacekeepers in Gao

26 February 2015 – The high-level team appointed by the United Nations to investigate the events surrounding a violent demonstration against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has concluded its visit to the African country, the UN spokesperson’s office confirmed today.


Mali: UN launches probe into violent demonstration against peacekeepers in Gao

13 February 2015 – The United Nations appointed a high-level team to conduct an Inquiry into the events of 27 January, when a violent demonstration against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) resulted in the death and injury of protesters in the northern city of Gao.


Security Council demands end to Mali violence, urges parties to reach peace deal

06 February 2015 – Demanding an immediate end to all hostilities in Mali, the United Nations Security Council today urged Malian parties to “engage with sustained political will and a spirit of compromise” and make the necessary concessions to engage in talks towards a comprehensive, inclusive peace deal that addresses the root causes of the years-long crisis in the country.


Mali: Ban deplores violent protests against Mission compound, launches inquiry

29 January 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the deadly protests against a United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) compound in the northern city of Gao, which left several people dead and a number of others injured.


Mali: UN Mission to investigate deadly protests against compound

28 January 2015 – The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has launched an investigation into the events surrounding a violent protest in the northern city of Gao yesterday during which several people were reportedly killed and a number of others injured.


UN lauds Mali for stemming Ebola epidemic, flags need to boost cross-border surveillance

22 January 2015 – The United Nations today commended Mali for stemming the Ebola outbreak and urged the West African nation to remain vigilant as neighbouring countries continue to report new cases as part of the epidemic that has recorded nearly 22,000 cases and more than 8,600 deaths to date.


Mali: UN mission wards off rebel attack; urges armed groups to respect ceasefire

21 January 2015 – The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has confirmed it used force in response to machine gun fire directed at its troops and towards the town inhabited by civilians, yesterday in Tabankort, in the restive north of the country.


‘No room for complacency’ UN says, urging vigilance in Ebola fight as West Africa marks progress

20 January 2015 – One year has passed since Ebola began spreading in West Africa, ravaging villages and local economies, and yet, amid dramatic improvements in the three most affected countries, the United Nations can now report progress in the fight against the deadly virus, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today as he urged the global community to help the region regain its footing following the unprecedented outbreak. Updated: 3.29 p.m.