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Africa Year in Review 2015

Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

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Help ‘can’t come soon enough’ for thousands of children out of school in northern Mali – UNICEF

Despite the immense needs in conflict-affected areas of northern Mali, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is hampered by constrained access and limited funding, and is thus calling for “action now” to help the more than 380,000 children who remain out of school in the region.

UN strongly condemns attack on base in northern Mali that kills two 'blue helmets' and a civilian contractor

The United Nations has strongly condemned a mortar attack on a UN camp in restive northern Mali earlier today, which left two peacekeepers and a civilian contractor dead, and 20 others injured, with the Security Council calling on the Malian Government to swiftly investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Africa’s Sahel region can become hotbed for terrorist recruitment, UN official warns

Without international aid to improve education and jobs, the Sahel region of sub-Saharan Africa will become fertile ground for recruiting terrorists among its tens of millions of disadvantaged people, the top United Nations official for the region warned the Security Council today.

Mali: UN civilian staffer killed in attack, Ban reaffirms commitment to peace efforts

A civilian staff member of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali was killed today in an explosive device attack on a convoy, but the world Organization will not be deterred from its efforts to bring peace to the West African, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Terrorists can’t stop us, says UN humanitarian chief in Mali

The terrorists targeting civilians and aid workers in Mali won’t stop the humanitarian effort there.

That’s according to the UN humanitarian coordinator in the north-west African country, Mbaranga Gasarabwe.

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Mali: UN Police help Mali Government probe of deadly terrorist attack

United Nations police are providing Mali with support and technical expertise in the investigation of Friday’s deadly terrorist attack on the Radisson hotel in Bamako, the West African country’s capital.

Hotel siege in Mali over

A deadly hostage situation at a hotel in Mali which has reportedly led to the deaths of more than 25 people, is over, the UN has confirmed.

Armed terrorists had entered the Radisson Blu hotel in the capital Bamako, early on Friday morning, taking more than 150 hostages.

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Mali: UN condemns ‘horrific’ terrorist attack on hotel in Bamako

Condemning the “horrific” terrorist attack at the Radisson hotel in Bamako which killed an unknown number of civilians and injured many more, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has noted that the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been assisting the authorities in the handling of this crisis.

Top UN relief official in Mali condemns ongoing attacks against humanitarian workers

In the wake of more than two dozen attacks against aid workers and their facilities in the past months, the top United Nations relief official in Mali, Mbaranga Gasarabwe, today condemned the increasing violence against humanitarian organizations in the strife-torn country and warned that such attacks are violations of international law.