Press releases

  • 22 May 2015 - The MINUSMA camp in Ber was targeted by a dozen shells shortly after 3 p.m. today. This attack occurred at the same time as a delegation consisting of civilian personnel of the Mission, accompanied by representatives of the local authorities and civil society, was present for the release of 10 persons who had been held by the Coordination. The attack caused no casualties and the release of the detainees could be carried out under the protection of the MINUSMA Force.
  • 22 May 2015 - MINUSMA has received worrying reports of serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the village of Tin-Hamma in the Gao region, including the execution yesterday of a number of civilians, which may include a person working for an international NGO. These violations follow clashes between members of the Plateform and the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) on 20 May.
  • 19 May 2015 - MINUSMA deplores the increase in violence in several locations in the regions in northern Mali. In response to this situation, MINUSMA has intensified its efforts and its contacts with all stakeholders to restore calm and advance the peace process.
  • 19 May 2015 - On 18 May, armed men attacked a FAMa checkpoint on the road between Timbuktu and Douentza. Three soldiers of the Malian Armed Forces were killed, while one other and a civilian were injured during this attack. MINUSMA extends its condolences to the families of the victims and to the Malian authorities.
  • 16 May 2015 - The Secretary-General welcomes the signature of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali by the Government of Mali and the Plateforme coalition of armed groups in Bamako today.  He congratulates the parties and the Algeria-led Mediation Team for their efforts to produce this balanced text.
  • 14 May 2015 - Bamako, 14 May 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, has said he feels encouraged by the initialling of the Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement by the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) in Algiers today.
  • 08 May 2015 - Faced with the escalation of tensions during the past two weeks in the north of Mali in the Timbuktu region (Ber, Léré, Diré), the Gao region (Ménaka) and the Mopti region (Tenenkou), MINUSMA has intensified its efforts to ensure the protection of civilians.  
  • 07 May 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, accompanied by the Ambassador of Algeria, who leads the International Mediation in the inter-Malian talks, the Ambassador of France, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States in Mali and representatives of the African Union and ECOWAS were received by the President of the Republic of Mali, H.E. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, yesterday.  
  • 06 May 2015 - The MINUSMA camp in Kidal was targeted by mortar fire at around 4:45 a.m. today. In total, six to eight mortar shells were fired. The attack, which lasted about 20 minutes, did not cause any casualties or material damage.   At around 6:30 a.m., a civilian vehicle struck an improvised explosive device or mine 1 km north of the MINUSMA camp. Two civilians were injured.  
  • 03 May 2015 - A meeting of the Commission Technique Mixte de Sécurité (CTMS), chaired by MINUSMA, took place in Gao yesterday with representatives of the Government, the Plateforme and the Coordination.   The findings of the Equipe Mixte d’Observation et de Vérification (EMOV), which is responsible for verifying the facts on the ground and reporting to the CTMS, were presented during this meeting.   Two missions, to Ménaka and Timbuktu, were conducted on 29 April.  

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