Press releases

  • 27 Jul 2015 - Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head of MINUSMA Mongi Hamdi received today German Defense Minister Dr. Ursula von der Leyen and her accompanying delegation, which included three members of the Defense Committee of the German Parliament.   MINUSMA Force Commander General Michael Lollesgaard participated in the meeting.  
  • 24 Jul 2015 - At around 6:10 this morning, the MINUSMA camp in Aguelhok was targeted by mortar fire. Preliminary reports indicate that at least four mortar shells landed in the vicinity of the camp. There were no casualties and the attack did not cause any material damage.   MINUSMA peacekeepers immediately reinforced the camp’s security and sent out patrols to locate the area from where the shells were fired and ensure the safety of the civilian population.  
  • 16 Jul 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, travelled to Brussels to meet with officials of the European Union. 
  • 16 Jul 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSMA travelled to Brussels to meet European Union officials and discuss the support of the institutions and countries of Europe in reestablishing lasting peace in Mali. 
  • 02 Jul 2015 - At around 9:00 this morning, a patrol of the MINUSMA Force was attacked by unidentified armed men on the road between Goundam and Tombouctou, 45 kilometers southwest of Timbuktu. Preliminary reports indicate that six peacekeepers were killed and at least five others were injured. The evacuation of the injured is currently ongoing. Two MINUSMA vehicles were destroyed.
  • 29 Jun 2015 - MINUSMA condemns in the strongest terms the two terrorist attacks that took place  respectively on the 27th and 28th of June. The first attack targeted the military camp of Nara in the region of Koulikoro, 30 km from the Mauritanian border and the second was launched against the administration and security infrastructures of Fakola, 150 km west of the city of Sikasso, near the border with Côte d'Ivoire.  
  • 20 Jun 2015 -   Bamako, 20 June 2015 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, welcomes the signing of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali by the Coordination in Bamako today.  
  • 19 Jun 2015 - MINUSMA congratulates the movements of the Plateforme on their decision, announced yesterday evening, to withdraw from the town of Ménaka, in the Gao region, in accordance with the “Arrangement Sécuritaire pour une Cessation des Hostilités” (“Security Arrangement for a Cessation of Hostilities”) signed in Algiers on 5 June 2015.  
  • 11 Jun 2015 - MINUSMA strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack against the Malian military and security posts in Misséni, in the “cercle” of Kadiolo, in the south of Mali. One member of the Malian Armed Forces was killed and two were wounded in the attack, which took place in the early morning yesterday, 10 June. There was also material damage.
  • 28 May 2015 - A MINUSMA convoy struck a mine on the road between Teherdge and Timbuktu at around 1 p.m. today. Three peacekeepers were injured in the explosion. MINUSMA is evacuating them to receive appropriate medical care. MINUSMA strongly condemns this terrorist act, which aims to paralyze the Mission’s operations in this part of Mali. Mines in Mali affect both the personnel of the United Nations and innocent civilians, without distinction.