Press releases

  • 18 Jan 2017 - Bamako, January 18, 2017 – Today, shortly before 9am, A suicide vehicle exploded inside the camp of the MOC (Mécanisme Opérationnel de Coordination) in Gao. The camp hosts elements of the Malian Armed Forces and members of the Platform and Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) who are to take part in mixed patrols, as envisaged by the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. 
  • 09 Aug 2016 - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks that occurred between 5 and 7 August 2016 against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the northern region of Kidal, killing one peacekeeper and injuring another six.  
  • 08 Aug 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns today’s improvised explosive device attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), south of Aguelhok, in Kidal region, that claimed the life of one peacekeeper and injured four others. It follows a similar attack on 5 August that injured one peacekeeper in the vicinity of Kidal city.  
  • 23 Jul 2016 - The Secretary-General condemns the recent fighting in Kidal, Mali, which erupted on 21 and 22 July between two armed groups signatory to the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. He deplores this first violation of the ceasefire since September 2015, which occurred at a time when the stakeholders were progressing with the establishment of an interim authority in the northern regions. 
  • 22 Jul 2016 - Heavy fighting erupted in Kidal yesterday around 16:30 between members of both signatory movements of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali. Heavy weapons, including mortars, were used during confrontations.  
  • 19 Apr 2016 - A violent demonstration took place yesterday morning in Kidal at around 10 am. Demonstrators, some equipped with molotov cocktails, broke onto the airstrip secured by MINUSMA, ransacking and setting fire to secured facilities.   Two demonstrators were killed, four others wounded by gunfire from unknown origine. MINUSMA strongly deplores the loss of lives, offers its condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.  
  • 18 Apr 2016 -   A demonstration took place this morning in Kidal.  
  • 22 Mar 2016 -   The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) strongly condemns the attack against the headquarters of the European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM) which took place last night around 18:30. The attack by unidentified armed men was successfully repelled and no casualties nor injuries were reported among EUTM staff.  
  • 12 Feb 2016 - Mr. Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Mali (SRSG), said Friday that MINUSMA was "outraged" by the deadly attack against its camp in Kidal.   Friday at 7 am, MINUSMA camp in Kidal was the target of a complex attack which, according to a provisional toll, has killed three peacekeepers and wounded 30 others.  
  • 05 Feb 2016 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali (SRSG) and MINUSMA Chief, Mr. Mahamat Saleh Annadif, strongly condemns the attack that took place this morning in Timbuktu.   The attack occurred at 6:30 am and targeted a MINUSMA Police Camp (UNPOL). One MINUSMA Police Officer was slightly wounded when a car-bomb detonated.