Press releases

  • 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.  
  • 15 Jan 2016 -   Bamako, 15 January 2016 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Mali and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mahamat Saleh Annadif, arrived today in Bamako.   Mr. Annadif, from Chad, was appointed by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his Special Representative for Mali on 23 December 2015.
  • 24 Dec 2015 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Mahamat Saleh Annadif of Chad as his Special Representative for Mali and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).   Mr. Annadif succeeds Mongi Hamdi of Tunisia, who will complete his assignment on 14 January 2016. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Hamdi’s dedicated service and effective leadership at the helm of MINUSMA.  
  • 10 Dec 2015 - Abidjan, 10 December 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Mali and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, was received today by Ivory Coast President, His Excellency Mr. Alassane Ouattara.   The meeting was an opportunity for both to discuss current issues facing Africa, particularly West Africa, and the efforts made by the international community to support peacebuilding, stability and development in this part of Africa.  
  • 28 Nov 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Mali and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, is afflicted by the death of two peacekeepers and one MINUSMA contractor in a mortar attack against the U.N. camp in Kidal around 4:00 a.m. today; 20 others were wounded in the attack, including four seriously. MINUSMA is conducting medical evacuations while strengthening its security apparatus.  
  • 28 Nov 2015 - A MINUSMA vehicle hit a mine or an explosive device around noon today in Timbuktu region, resulting in the death of a member of the Mission's civilian personnel.   The incident occurred approximately 25 kilometres west of Timbuktu on the road to Goundam. The vehicle was part of a MINUSMA logistics convoy.  

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