Press releases

  • 01 May 2015 - A meeting of the “Core Group” of the International Mediation* took place at the MINUSMA headquarters in Bamako yesterday with the participation of France and the United States to discuss the worrying security situation in the north of Mali.   The participants considered that, in light of the rapid deterioration of the security situation on the ground, it was essential to continue to give priority to the path of dialogue within the framework of the ongoing peace process.
  • 30 Apr 2015 -   The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Mali, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities in several locations in the north of Mali.   The SRSG is extremely concerned about the serious violations of the ceasefire taking place in Mali, at a crucial moment in the peace process.  
  • 28 Apr 2015 - In light of the dangerous developments on the ground in Ménaka yesterday and in Timbuktu today, the SRSG and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, expresses his great concern regarding the peace process that was begun more than a year ago to resolve the Malian security crisis in a lasting and peaceful way.  
  • 28 Apr 2015 - At around noon today, MINUSMA was informed about an attack conducted by GATIA and MAA-Plateforme on the town of Ménaka, held by elements of the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA).   Shots were heard and MINUSMA deployed helicopters to assess the situation.  
  • 24 Apr 2015 - The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by a series of attacks directed against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and MINUSMA contractors that have killed five civilians and injured 13 civilians and 16 United Nations peacekeepers since last week.
  • 24 Apr 2015 - At around 1:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a MINUSMA vehicle hit a mine in the vicinity of Anefis, Kidal region, while escorting a convoy of subcontractors of the Mission.   Seven peacekeepers were injured in the explosion, six of them seriously. All of them were immediately evacuated to receive appropriate medical care and MINUSMA forces secured the site.  
  • 23 Apr 2015 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of MINUSMA, Mr. Mongi Hamdi, was received by His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the President of the Republic of Mali, at Koulouba yesterday, 22 April.  
  • 22 Apr 2015 - Following the discovery of mines, MINUSMA’s Force apprehended three individuals in Aguelhok on Monday, 20 April 2015.   All three are suspected of having prepared an attack with an explosive device.   In line with the United Nations procedures in this regard, MINUSMA will turn the three persons over to the competent national authorities today, towards the end of the day.  
  • 20 Apr 2015 - Today, at around 11:30 a.m., a convoy of civilian MINUSMA contractors was once again attacked by assailants 30 kilometers west of Gao.   Preliminary reports indicate that at least one driver was assassinated and that his truck was burned afterwards.   MINUSMA immediately sent a patrol to the site.  
  • 18 Apr 2015 - Yesterday evening around 7 pm., a convoy of MINUSMA contractors was attacked by two assailants 15 kilometers west of Gao.   The assailants stopped the convoy and immediately killed the two drivers and subsequently set the trucks on fire.   The other members of the group of contractors, of whom one was injured by bullets, managed to escape. Several contractors have been interviewed in light of the ongoing investigation.