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News in Brief 24 May 2017 – (AM)

UN determined to bring peace to Mali despite attacks: UN chief

Attacks against peacekeepers in Mali will not weaken the UN’s resolve to support the country in its quest for peace, the UN chief warned on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 23 May 2017 – (PM)

Attacks against civilians, UN in Mali aim to undermine peace efforts

The current wave of indiscriminate attacks against civilians, government and international forces in Mali aims to undermine efforts to bring peace and stability to the West African country.

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Two UN ‘blue helmets’ killed in attack in northern Mali

Two peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and another injured on Tuesday morning in an ambush in the northern Kidal region.

News in Brief 16 May 2017 (PM)

Peacekeepers under fire again in Mali

UN Peacekeepers with the MINUMSA stabilization mission have come under fire again in their camp in Timbuktu, according to reports on Tuesday.

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In first official visit to Mali, new peacekeeping chief praises Government’s support for UN mission

During his first working visit to Mali, United Nations peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix met today in the capital, Bamako, with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other senior Malian officials, whom he thanked for their constructive and sustained cooperation with the UN integrated mission in the country, known by the French acronym, MINUSMA.

‘Blue helmet’ killed in attack on UN Mission camp in Timbuktu, Mali

A United Nations peacekeeper from Liberia was killed and nine others injured when their camp came under attack in the Malian city of Timbuktu, the UN Integrated Mission in the country, known as MINUSMA, has reported.