US News The rotation of the UN troops in Mali will resume on Monday
Ivorian soldiers detained in Bamako: the Minister of Defense received families
© AFP - ISSOUF Sanogo Téné Birahima Ouattara, Minister of Defense of Côte d'Ivoire Support for the families of the military has also been announced. With our correspondent in Abidjan, Youenn Gourlay Téné Birahima Ouattara, the Ivorian Minister of Defense, gathered this Wednesday in Abidjan the families of the 49 Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali for more than three weeks.
Mali -onu/: The rotation of the UN troops in Mali will resume
Dakar on Monday, August 13 (Reuters) - The rotations of the troops of the Mission of Mission From the UN peace to Mali will resume on Monday, a spokesman for the mission said on Saturday, a month after the Malian authorities suspended them and accused foreign soldiers of entered the country without authorization.
The junta in power in Mali suspended the rotations of troops for the mission of nearly 12,000 men on July 14 after arresting 49 Ivorian soldiers who, according to her, had arrived in the country without authorization. Côte d'Ivoire denied these allegations.
Mali hopes for "refinancing" operations of the BCEAO, what is it?
© Olympia de Maismont / AFP The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) suspended most of its activities with Mali. (Illustration image) Negotiations for the release of Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali continue. Among the requests of the Bamako authorities, Mali would have asked Côte d'Ivoire to help from the BCEAO, the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) for "refinancing" operations .
She declared that the rotations would resume after discussions with the mission representatives, known as Minusma, on the manner of coordinating troop deployments.
The arrests of July highlighted the friction between the junta, who took power during a coup in August 2020, and the international partners, who criticized the postponement of the elections and cooperation in matters of Security with Russian mercenaries.
Côte d'Ivoire declares that the soldiers were deployed as part of a support agreement signed with MINUSMA, created in 2013 to ensure security against Islamist rebels. Ivorian soldiers are still in detention.
A MINUSMA spokesman said that the Mission and the Malian authorities had agreed on a simplified rotation procedure and that the mission's request to resume rotations on Monday had been accepted.
The Mali Foreign Ministry could not be reached immediately for a comment.
Relations between Mali and countries providing military aid remain tense. Germany said on Friday that it suspended its military recognition mission, which provides information to MINUSMA after the Malian authorities refused flight authorization.
The Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs denied on Twitter that the government acted in this way and called on Germany to adhere to the new mechanism of approval of troop rotations. (Aaron Ross report; French version Jean-Michel Bélot)
Mali: 500 days of captivity for Olivier Dubois, Pierre Legrand, ex-hostage, shares his experience .
© AFP The French journalist Olivier Dubois, on a screenshot of a video of March 13, 2022. this Saturday August 20 marks the 500th day since the kidnapping of Olivier Dubois. Remoked on April 8, 2021 in Gao, in northern Mali, the French journalist has since been held by the support group for Islam and Muslims. Pierre Legrand, one of the ex-hostages of Arlit, kidnapped in Niger in 2010 by Aqmi and finally released in 2013, returns to his experience.