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 »
2018/07/10 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has paid tribute to African troops fighting terrorism in the Sahel, saying they were not only protecting those in the restive Sahel region – but also the whole world. Continuer à lire … « African troops fighting terrorism in Sahel are protecting world – UN #Mali »
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 »
2018/06/27 – Several Congolese, Malian and Yemeni groups have been added to the United Nation’s annual black list of groups violating children’s rights in wartime, the world body said this week. Continuer à lire … « DRC, Mali groups join UN black list »
2018/06/26 – Many of the Germans here previously served in Afghanistan, and say there are key differences, starting with the fact they have not fired a single shot or taken any fire GAO, Mali — The German helicopter crews being relieved by Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali say they have struggled with delays in getting approval for life-saving medical evacuations as pennywise UN officials wrangle over cost. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canadian peacekeepers arriving in Mali warned of isolation, weather, and UN red tape »
2018/06/25 – GAO, Mali — Canadian military helicopters will arrive in Mali next month to replace counterparts from Germany and Belgium who have been providing medical evacuations and other assistance to the UN operation there. Here is a breakdown of the 175 missions that the Germans and Belgians have conducted since March 2017:
16 were emergency medical flights that evacuated 43 injured peacekeepers.
134 were to transport supplies or equipment.
21 were to transport reconnaissance teams.
4 were to transport explosive ordinance teams.
Sahel-Elite / Image: Reporters talk to a German soldier at the helipad at the UN base in Gao, Mali, on Monday, June 25, 2018, where Canadian troops are arriving to replace the Germans and take part in a UN stabilization mission. Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS