Russia/CAR – Russian Intrigue in the Heart of Africa #military

2018/08/05 – The fact of murdering three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR) may have serious political repercussions both for the authorities in Bangui and Russia’s interests in the country. The journalists were investigating a Russian private military company; disclosing some information would harm mercenaries from the Wagner Group as well as they would possibly hit the policy implemented by the Kremlin in Africa. Continuer à lire … « Russia/CAR – Russian Intrigue in the Heart of Africa #military »

Libya – Salame Affirms Difficulty to Hold Elections in Libya

2018/07/17 – Head of the UN Mission to Libya Ghassan Salame has said that “without the right conditions, it would be unwise to conduct elections” in the country.

“Without clear and strong messaging to those who would attempt to stall or disrupt these elections, the conditions will not be met,” Salame told the UN Security Council. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Salame Affirms Difficulty to Hold Elections in Libya »

Global Peacekeeping Operations Overwhelmingly African and in Africa

The highly credible Stockholm International Peace Research institute (SIPRI) has identified sixty-three multilateral peacekeeping operations throughout the world. Africa hosts the largest number, with twenty-five missions. For perspective, there were eighteen in Europe, nine in the Middle East, six in Asia, and five in the Western Hemisphere. African peacekeeping missions accounted for some 75 percent of all peacekeeping personnel, with African countries accounting for the majority of those troops. Continuer à lire … « Global Peacekeeping Operations Overwhelmingly African and in Africa »

Sahel – Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council: Women, Peace and the Security in the Sahel

2018/07/11 – Well, thank you very much indeed Minister for being with us again today. It’s fantastic to have you here and thank you for all the work Sweden has done on this important dossier. Particularly, for keeping it at the forefront of our minds in the Security Council and the way you have tried to ensure that these issues are properly integrated and that the Security Council and the UN more generally gets out of the silos that we’re all familiar with. A huge thank you obviously to Ms. Diop and to the Deputy-Secretary-General for leading this mission. I think it’s an incredibly important event. Continuer à lire … « Sahel – Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council: Women, Peace and the Security in the Sahel »

Mali – Statement by the Minister – Mali – Adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2423 renewing MINUSMA’s mandate

2018/06/29 – I welcome the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2423, which renews the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Continuer à lire … « Mali – Statement by the Minister – Mali – Adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2423 renewing MINUSMA’s mandate »

Mali Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Mali until June 2019

2018/06/28 – The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN mission in Mali until June 30, 2019.
In a unanimous decision, the council adopted resolution 2423 to renew the mandate of the mission known as MINUSMA, which was established in April 2013 to support the political process in Mali and carry out a number of security-related tasks. Continuer à lire … « Mali Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Mali until June 2019 »

Mali /UK – Encouraging an integrated approach to address the causes of instability in Mali and the Sahel (Speach)

2018/06/15 – Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Mali.

Thank you Mr President. And I would like to thank Under Secretary-General Lacroix for his briefing and welcome His Excellency Mr Coulibaly to the Council.
The United Kingdom continues to support MINUSMA. We recognise the challenging circumstances in which its military and civilian personnel operate and we unequivocally condemn the recent attacks against MINUSMA personnel. MINUSMA must receive the tools it needs to protect its personnel adequately. Continuer à lire … « Mali /UK – Encouraging an integrated approach to address the causes of instability in Mali and the Sahel (Speach) »