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World Mali: Minusma's mandate extended for one year at the UN

08:50  29 june  2020
08:50  29 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Nine Mali soldiers killed in ambush: Army

  Nine Mali soldiers killed in ambush: Army Military unit dispatched to help bury 31 victims of Wednesday's attack on civilians was ambushed on Thursday.The latest attack took place on Thursday at the entrance to Gouari, one of the villages where armed men killed about 30 civilians the day before.

The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali ( MINUSMA ) for another year , maintaining The components of the new mandate , which was established under Chapter VII of the UN Charter and, in this regard, authorizes

UN Volunteers play a critical role in the implementation of MINUSMA mandate in Northern Mali . Bamako, 2 October 2019 - The United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Mali ( MINUSMA ) is dismayed by the toll of the simultaneous terrorist attacks on a Malian G5 Sahel

Véhicule des casques bleus de la Minusma entre Mopti et Djenné, dans le centre du Mali, le 28 avril 2019 (photo d'illustration). © MICHELE CATTANI / AFP Minusma peacekeepers vehicle between Mopti and Djenné, in central Mali, April 28, 2019 (illustration photo ).

The Security Council unanimously decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (Minusma) for one year, until June 30, 2020.

With our New York correspondent, Carrie Nooten

This vote, which takes place in a context where diplomats are more lenient with the Covid-19 epidemic, is also a certificate of confidence. If, in Bamako, demonstrations demanded - this month - the dismissal of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK), the Security Council would like to highlight the progress in restoring state sovereignty, required in the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation (APR).

At least 32 villagers and 7 soldiers killed in central Mali

 At least 32 villagers and 7 soldiers killed in central Mali MALI-SECURITY: At least 32 villagers and 7 soldiers killed in central Mali BAMAKO (Reuters) - Seven soldiers died Thursday in an ambush in the center of Mali, in an area where at least 32 villagers were killed the day before in an assault by suspected jihadists, Malian authorities said Friday. These soldiers were ambushed on the outskirts of the village of Gouari in the Mopti region, said Colonel Diarran Koneman, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.

The Security Council today decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali ( MINUSMA ) for one year , while With regard to the MINUSMA mandate , the Council decided that the Mission would focus on a number of priority tasks, including

In the Council’ s previous mandate extension for MINUSMA – on 29 June 2015 – it authorized a troop ceiling of 11,240 military personnel. In addition, the Council today decided to extend the mandate of the UN -African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), for one year , until 30 June 2017.

Thus, the mission is renewed until June 2021 with the same number of staff, and a slightly growing budget; With its $ 1.2 billion, Minusma remains the third most expensive peace operation. The resolution is expected to redefine new indicators of progress on APR; for the disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and reintegration section, for constitutional reform and for the establishment of the northern development zone.

It will also set benchmarks for the Center for the first time, where the situation has continued to deteriorate, and where 580 people have been killed since January 2020. Finally, the text will further clarify Minusma's support for the joint force of the G5 Sahel for more efficiency during field missions.

See also: Sahel: the Malian army has committed 101 extrajudicial executions according to Minusma

Paris: Thousands of undocumented workers demonstrate for their regularization .
This is one of the demonstrations which was authorized by the police headquarters © ALAIN JOCARD / AFP Several thousand people marched in Paris this Saturday. MANIF - This is one of the demonstrations which was authorized by the police prefecture A few thousand people demonstrated on Saturday at Paris for the regularization of undocumented migrants and an housing for all.

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