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Peacekeepers under attack again in Mali, as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned another fatal attack carried out against a peacekeeping convoy that left a ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt dead, and another seriously injured on Friday.

News in Brief 14 January 2021

  • UN emergency relief chief warns over fallout of U.S. Yemen Houthi terror label
  • Four UN peacekeepers killed, five wounded in attack in Mali
  • Countries urged to speed up climate change preparation to protect against shocks
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Four UN peacekeepers killed, five wounded in attack in Mali

Four United Nations peacekeepers in Mali were killed and five others wounded in an attack by unidentified armed elements on Wednesday, the UN mission in the country has said. 

Mali transition presents opportunity to break ‘vicious circle of political crises’ 

 The current political transition period in Mali offers an opportunity to “break out of the vicious circle of political crises followed by coups d'état”, the UN envoy in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.  

Malian refugees return to Burkina Faso camp nine months after violent attacks

Scores of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso have returned to a camp in the northeast of the country nine months after armed attacks and threats forced them to flee to a neighbouring town, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday. 

Mali: COVID-19 and conflict lead to rise in child trafficking

Child trafficking is rising in Mali, along with forced labour and forced recruitment by armed groups, due to conflict, insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday. 

UN chief appeals for urgent action to reverse ‘downward spiral’ in Central Sahel

The world must act now to reverse the situation in Africa’s central Sahel region, where humanitarian needs are at “a breaking point”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level conference on Tuesday to address the burgeoning crisis. 

UN chief calls for swift action following attacks on peacekeepers in Mali

Authorities in Mali are being urged to act swiftly to apprehend those responsible for two separate attacks on Thursday against peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in the country, MINUSMA

Transitional President in Mali appoints new Prime Minister, top UN official tells Security Council

Mali’s transitional President has appointed a new Prime Minister, the UN’s top official in the West African country told the UN Security Council on Thursday, detailing the significant events which has ushered in a new political era, since the 18 August coup d’état.

News in Brief 23 September 2020

  • Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO 
  • Mali: independent rights expert calls for ‘immediate release’ of former officials detained during coup  
  • South Sudan’s ‘epic’ corruption is preventing country’s peaceful future
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