Press releases

  • 18 Oct 2022 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns yesterday’s attack by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) against a patrol of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Tessalit, Kidal region, which resulted in the death of four Chadian peacekeepers. 
  • 18 Oct 2022 - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on 17 October near Tessalit through an explosive device, following which three peacekeepers from Chad were killed and three wounded. 
  • 17 Oct 2022 - Bamako, 17 October 2022 – MINUSMA is outraged by two separate IED attacks in Tessalit (Kidal region). Three MINUSMA peacekeepers killed and three others seriously injured this morning during a convoy operation.  A few hours later, a second attack in the same area had no casualties.
  • 14 Oct 2022 - On 7 October 2022 in Gao, Northern Mali, 525 peacekeepers of the 5th detachment of the Egyptian contingent were awarded the United Nations medal in recognition of the utmost dedication, professionalism and commitment shown in the performance of their duties.
  • 11 Oct 2022 - Amidst ongoing troop rotations in Mopti, women peacekeepers serving with the Pakistani contingent reflect back on their multiple achievements with pride.
  • 22 Sep 2022 - A Long Range Reconnaissance Group (LRRG) from the United Kingdom deployed on patrol in the north of Mali to protect civilians were warmly welcomed by the local population and ended up celebrating with them one of the most important festivities of the Muslim calendar.
  • 21 Sep 2022 - Poupla Paul YOUL is an intelligence executive at the Research and Information Processing Center of the National Gendarmerie of Burkina Faso (CRTI/GN). The purpose of his mission was to collect general information, to exploit it and propose new actions to his chain of command. Now with MINUSMA since October 2021 in the Gao region, he has a new purpose, he and his colleagues have been conducting security patrols to protect and reassure communities.
  • 21 Sep 2022 - Chief Warrant Officer Jeanne d'Arc KOHOU is a regular at UN peace operations. Her first mission was to Haiti, from 2011 to 2013, where she oversaw gender issues in a police station within the capital, Port-au-Prince. Her dynamism in the care of victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and the follow-up of cases, earned her to be recalled from 2014 to 2016.
  • 14 Sep 2022 - A united Nations peace medal ceremony for elements of the8th detachment of the Cambodian Explosive Ordnance Disposal Contingent (EOD Team) took place on 10 September 2022 at the MINUSMA camp in Gao. Intended to salute the bravery of the peacekeepers, these decorations were awarded by Brigadier General Stefan Jan ANDERSSON, Commander of the MINUSMA Force in the region and the Head of the Regional Office of the UN Mission, Mohamed El-Amine SOUEF.
  • 13 Sep 2022 - It was a warm summer night in Gao, Northern Mali, when people suddenly woke up to the cries of women, men and children. A coordinated attack by terrorist groups on 18 June cost the lives of dozens of civilians in remote villages and led thousands to leave their belongings and flee for safety to the neighbouring town of Djebock.