Vital to preserve Mali’s unity when tackling its political crisis, says UN envoy

A top United Nations official today stressed the need to preserve the unity of Mali, which has been divided since rebels took control of the north earlier this year, while at the same time tackling the country’s humanitarian and development needs.

Secretary-General discusses Mali crisis in meetings with foreign officials

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today discussed the ongoing crisis in Mali in a meeting with Germany’s top foreign affairs official, stressing the need to find a political solution to the conflict.

More people displaced by turmoil in Mali than previously estimated - UN refugee agency

New data on the number of Malians who have left or been driven from their homes amid conflict and other threats show the total is almost 60 per cent higher than previously thought, the United Nations refugee agency said today.