2018/11/10 – In a sobering new report, the head of the United Nations says the security situation in Mali has sharply deteriorated over the past three months even as demand for more food aid and other humanitarian assistance has skyrocketed.The assessment by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres coincides with the presence of Canadian peacekeepers in Mali, and suggests the country is in many ways worse off now than when they first arrived in June. Continuer à lire … « UN: Mali’s Security In Sharp Decline As Canadian Troops Begin Peacekeeping Effort »
2018/02/10 – It was hugely illustrative of the madness currently gripping Libya that a passing reference by the country’s foreign minister Mohamed Siala in a speech to the UN General Assembly should have been taken as a request for the UN to put peace-keeping boots on the ground. Continuer à lire … « Libya: The perils of ambiguity (Opinion) »
2018/09/15 – Libya is set to miss a mid-September deadline to fix a framework for elections in December, part of a U.N.-led effort to reunify and stabilize a country that splintered after the Nato-backed uprising which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
The capital has been shaken by heavy clashes and a militant attack on the headquarters of state oil firm NOC, casting new doubt on the election plan. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s divisions »
2018/09/10 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed satisfaction with the anti-money laundering efforts in Nigeria and Tunisia. Guterres, in his remarks to the Security Council on ‘Corruption in Conflicts’, noted that the anti-money laundering efforts in Nigeria and Tunisia had seen funds returned to the treasury. Continuer à lire … « UN chief pleased with anti-money laundering efforts in Nigeria, Tunisia »
2018/09/10 – The Sahel region is facing significant security, humanitarian and development challenges. Weak state structures and porous borders have enabled Islamist terrorist groups to gain a foothold in the region. Conflicts are threatening stability in several of the region’s countries and have caused the civilian population enormous suffering. The human cost of people smuggling and irregular migration to Europe through the Sahel is huge. Continuer à lire … « Norway intensifies efforts in the Sahel region #Mali #Niger »
2018/08/05 – Canada will deploy up to 20 civilian police officers to support both the United Nations peacekeeping mission and the European Union training mission in Mali.
The contribution is in addition to the 250 aircrew and soldiers already assigned to the mission’s military helicopter detachment. Another 10 Canadian soldiers will serve at the UN headquarters in the war-torn west African country. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canada sending police to Mali as part of peacekeeping mission »
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 »