School meals funding crisis puts young in West and Central Africa at risk, WFP warns.
Source: World Food Programme Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger WFP's regional programme faces a $76 million funding gap, with severe repercussions since the nutritious WFP-provided lunches and snacks are the only meal many youngsters eat all day.DAKAR â€“ More than 1.5 ...
Niger, Mali Leaders Seek Funding for New Anti-jihadist Force.
Mali and Niger, two of the West African nations hit hardest by jihadist violence, appealed Wednesday for international funding for a regional force they have set up to counter Islamist insurgencies. Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Niger's Mahamadou Issoufou said the force assembled by the G5 Sahel bloc Ã¢Â€Â” ...
Dutch Government Extends Military Missions into 2018.
The Dutch government says it will continue contributing to the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali and NATO's force in Afghanistan. The Cabinet on Monday informed Parliament about the extension into next year of Dutch participation in the military missions. The ...
Five Sahal countries band together to combat jihadist terror.
September 10, 2017, 11:55 AM Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday inaugurated the headquarters for a five-nation force to combat jihadists in the Sahel region. It is located at Sevare, a Malian area, which has come under heavy terror assault, and is composed of 5,000 troops from Niger, Chad, Mauritania and ...
IED attack kills two UN peacekeepers in Mali's Kidal
TWO United Nations peacekeepers were killed and two others were wounded when an improvised explosive device , planted on a roadside by suspected Islamist militants, detonated targeting a MINUSMA convoy traveling from Aguelhok to Tessalit in Mali's Kidal region on 5 September, Latin America
Security Council, UN chief condemn latest attack on peacekeepers in Mali
The United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General AntÃ³nio Guterres have condemned an attack against a United Nations convoy in the Kidal region of Mali that left two Chadian peacekeepers dead and two others seriously injured.
Imposing sanctions on Mali, Security Council targets those undermining peace process
The Security Council today established a sanctions regime on Mali, introducing a travel ban and assets freeze that will apply to individuals and entities engaged in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of the conflict-torn African country.
UN, Security Council condemn deadly attacks on peacekeeping mission in Mali
The United Nations and the Security Council today condemned the attacks against camps of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, which resulted in the deaths of one UN peacekeeper, a Malian soldier and a member of the Malian gendarmerie, along with six Malian contractors.
Reconstructing local orders in Mali: Historical perspectives and future challenges
Nearly two years since Malian armed groups were brought to the negotiating table in Algiers to sign a contentious peace agreement with the government in Bamako, there appears to be little peace to be found. The 2012 Tuareg rebellionâ€”the country's fourth since independenceâ€”shook Mali and brought down the government of ...