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Ban condemns deadly attack on military post in northern Burkina Faso

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today's attack against a military post in Nassoumbou, province of Soum in the north of Burkina Faso, in which Burkinabè soldiers were killed and injured.

Noting upcoming polls in Mali, Ban urges Government to engage with all actors to diffuse tensions

Ahead of local elections in Mali, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged the Government to pursue a constructive dialogue with all stakeholders to defuse tensions that may arise before and after the poll and to ensure that the holding of the elections do not compromise the advances made towards peace in the country.

UN Security Council ‘strongly condemns’ ceasefire violations in Mali

Strongly condemning repeated violations of the ceasefire arrangements by the Plateforme and Coordination in and around northern Mali’s restive Kidal town, the United Nations Security Council today warned that such acts threaten the viability of the peace agreement in the country and called on the armed groups to immediately cease hostilities and return to dialogue.

UN condemns deadly attack on ‘refugee hosting area’ in western Niger

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the attack against a security post at a refugee hosting area in Tazalit, in the Tahoua region of Niger, bordering Mali, on 6 October, in which at least 22 members of Niger’s security forces were killed and several others were injured.

Stalled peace process, fresh ceasefire violations risk Mali’s stability – UN peacekeeping chief

Citing a lack of progress on the peace process in Mali, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today warned that the UN mission there would not be able to fully carry out its mandate as long as the signatories to the peace agreement do not resolutely engage in its implementation.

Ban condemns attacks against UN mission in Mali

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned yesterday's series of attacks against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali.

Mali: UN food relief agency warns funding gap may jeopardize school meals programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today cautioned that unless it receives $3 million in urgent funding, it will have to suspend its school meals programme in Mali, affecting nearly 180,000 children in about 1,000 schools.

ICC finds Malian extremist guilty of war crime in destroying historic sites in Timbuktu

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today found a Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu guilty in the first-ever prosecution of the destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime.

As ICC trial opens, Malian extremist admits guilt to destroying historic sites in Timbuktu

An alleged Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu pleaded guilty in the first-ever international war crimes trial focusing on destruction of cultural heritage, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on the opening day of the landmark case, which was welcomed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Mali: UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Kidal

The United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Mali on a convoy of the UN mission in the country that resulted in the death of a peacekeeper.