Mali warns UN of terrorist, extremist threats to entire sub-Saharan region

Terrorist and rebel groups chased out of Mali earlier this year now pose a serious threat to peace and stability in the whole sub-Saharan region, the new President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, told the United Nations General Assembly today, calling for full international support to counter the cross-border scourge.

UN agencies appeal for urgent support as food crisis grips northern Mali

The United Nations and its partners are appealing for immediate support for northern Mali, where three out of four households do not have enough to eat and are heavily dependent on food assistance.

Serious misconduct, sexual abuse alleged against UN peacekeepers in Mali

The United Nations mission in Mali has received allegations of serious misconduct by its peacekeeping troops last week, including an alleged incident of sexual abuse.

UN peacekeeping mission in Mali notes formation of new Government

Mali’s new leadership is forming a new Government today, a process started with the swearing in of the new President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, an event noted by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country.

Mali: UNICEF boosts efforts to help half a million crisis-affected children return to school

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today announced it will scale up efforts to help half a million children in Mali restart their education, which was disrupted by the conflict and nutrition crisis in the northern part of the country.

Ban pledges UN support to Malian President-elect’s efforts to advance peace, stability

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken for the first time with Mali’s President-elect, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, offering the Organization’s continued support to the political process in the country.

Mali: UN mission welcomes confirmation of presidential election results

The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) today confirmed the country’s election results by the Constitutional Court, which declared Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the nation’s new President.

Mali’s presidential poll ‘major step’ towards restoration of democracy – Security Council

The successful conduct of the presidential election in Mali represents a “major step toward the restoration of democratic governance and constitutional order,” the Security Council said today, urging the international community to continue its support to promote peace in the country.

Ban congratulates Malians, and president-elect Keita, on successful polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the authorities and the people of Mali for the successful conduct of a presidential election whose provisional results show Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in the lead.

Second round of Mali’s presidential election occurs without incident – UN mission

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali has reported that no major incidents occurred on Sunday during the second round of presidential elections, although heavy rains hampered the smooth conduct of voting operations in many parts of the country.