Press releases

  • 03 Sep 2015 - MINUSMA condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack against a checkpoint of the Malian army that took place on 1 September on the road to Taoudéni, in Timbuktu region, killing two members of the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) and wounding one. MINUSMA extends its condolences to the families of the victims, to the Government of Mali, as well as to the FAMa, and wishes a speedy recovery to the soldier who was injured.
  • 31 Aug 2015 - Within the framework of his regular consultations with the Government, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, met with Mr. Modibo Keïta, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mali, at the “Primature” today. During this meeting, they discussed the latest developments and the security situation in the north of the country.
  • 29 Aug 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, was received by His Excellency Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the President of the Republic of Mali, at Koulouba this morning.
  • 26 Aug 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, met with the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, in Algiers on Tuesday evening, 25 August 2015.
  • 22 Aug 2015 - This morning, a MINUSMA vehicle that was escorting a logistics convoy struck a mine or explosive device on the road between Ansongo and Ménaka, 70 km east of Ansongo. The explosion destroyed the vehicle and seriously injured two MINUSMA soldiers, whose medical evacuation is underway. MINUSMA strongly condemns such acts aiming to paralyze the Mission’s operations in Mali and to indiscriminately harm United Nations personnel or innocent civilians.
  • 17 Aug 2015 - MINUSMA reiterates its strong condemnation of the armed clashes that have been taking place between the Plateforme and the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad since 15 August, including the takeover of Anefis by elements of the Plateforme today. These acts constitute a flagrant violation of the ceasefire and the Peace Agreement.   MINUSMA urges the parties to cease fighting immediately and to return to the positions they occupied before 15 August 2015.        
  • 17 Aug 2015 - Armed clashes erupted on 15, 16 and 17 August between CMA and Plateform in Kidal region, respectively in Touzek Oued, located 60 km southeast of Kidal , east of Amassine, 80 km south of Kidal  and in the Tabankort-Anefis axis, 45 km southwest of Anefis, where fighting has resumed today.  
  • 11 Aug 2015 - Attack in Sévaré / Update on the Number of Victims among the MINUSMA Contractor’s Personnel The company contracted by MINUSMA has confirmed that the Malian driver who died during the terrorist attack in Sévaré was not a member of its personnel.   Therefore, a total of four members of the MINUSMA contractor’s personnel were killed.  
  • 08 Aug 2015 - MINUSMA is relieved at the successful conclusion early this morning of the operation carried out by the Malian forces and congratulates them on it.
  • 07 Aug 2015 - The Secretary-General condemns today's attack in Sévaré, Mali, which led to the death of at least one United Nations contractor. A number of soldiers from the Malian Armed Forces have also reportedly been killed and wounded in the incident which remains ongoing.