Mali: with terrorists regrouping, Security Council urges full deployment of ‘blue helmets’

Warning that terrorists and other armed groups appear to have reorganized “and gained some ability to operate” amid the already fragile security situation in northern Mali, the United Nations Security Council today called on all Member States to support the full deployment of UN peacekeepers in the country.

Window ‘is wide open’ to advance Mali’s progress, UN envoy tells Security Council

Mali is at a crossroads, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, as he urged the international community to continue to actively support ongoing national efforts to steer the West African nation in the right direction and prevent it from relapsing into crisis.