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UN chief appeals for urgent action to reverse ‘downward spiral’ in Central Sahel

The world must act now to reverse the situation in Africa’s central Sahel region, where humanitarian needs are at “a breaking point”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level conference on Tuesday to address the burgeoning crisis. 

UN chief calls for swift action following attacks on peacekeepers in Mali

Authorities in Mali are being urged to act swiftly to apprehend those responsible for two separate attacks on Thursday against peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in the country, MINUSMA

Transitional President in Mali appoints new Prime Minister, top UN official tells Security Council

Mali’s transitional President has appointed a new Prime Minister, the UN’s top official in the West African country told the UN Security Council on Thursday, detailing the significant events which has ushered in a new political era, since the 18 August coup d’état.

News in Brief 23 September 2020

  • Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO 
  • Mali: independent rights expert calls for ‘immediate release’ of former officials detained during coup  
  • South Sudan’s ‘epic’ corruption is preventing country’s peaceful future
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Mali: Rights expert calls for ‘immediate release’ of former officials detained during coup

An independent UN human rights expert has called on Mali’s coup leaders to release former government officials, who have been detained for more than a month. 

News in Brief 9 September 2020

  • Yemen war crimes fears highlighted
  • WFP welcomes $50 million Yemen boost
  • Mali must end slavery: UN rights experts
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News in Brief 21 August 2020

  • Yemen: 300,000 people lose homes, livelihoods in catastrophic flooding  
  • One in two children show signs of trauma, stress after Beirut blast, says UN Children’s Fund 
  • Russian dissident must get the care he needs after suspected poisoning: UN rights office 
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Mali coup: Democratic order must be restored ‘as fast as possible’

The UN on Thursday called for the “constitutional and democratic order” to be restored as soon as possible across Mali, following the military coup, and reiterated a call to respect the rule of law, and refrain from violence.

Mali coup: UN peacekeeping mission ‘must and will continue’ operations

The United Nations continues to monitor the ongoing situation in Mali, where soldiers arrested the President and several members of his cabinet in a military coup on Tuesday. 

Mali: UN chief demands ‘immediate and unconditional release’ of President, cabinet members

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the immediate restoration of constitutional order and the rule of law in Mali, after mutinying troops arrested the country’s leader and other senior officials on Tuesday.