2019/02/01 – anada’s top military commander says once-a-week C-130J Hercules aircraft support missions for United Nations peacekeeping forces in Africa will begin soon.
But in a year-end interview with the CBC’s Murray Brewster., Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of Canada’s defence staff, did not say exactly when those missions would begin. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canada to deploy Hercules in Africa support missions »
2018/15/11- The man who led Canada’s troops in Afghanistan said the Canadian peacekeeping mission in Mali has “no prospect of immediate success.”“The political overtones and what’s going on in this country and this mission are ugly,” retired major-general David Fraser told CTV’s Power Play host Don Martin on Monday. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Mali Mission has ‘no prospect of immediate success,’ says Operation Medusa commander »
2018/05/25 – A “holistic approach” is needed to the address peace and security challenges in Africa’s vast Sahel region, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling for more investment in better government, social services and youth opportunities. Continuer à lire … « Peace and security challenges in Africa’s Sahel region require ‘holistic approach’, says UN official #G5Sahel »
The number of helicopters the RCAF will eventually send to Mali continues to be uncertain.
In mid-March Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced that Canada would send to the United Nations mission in Mali two Chinook helicopters and four armed Griffon helicopters to escort them. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Military – More RCAF helicopters for Mali being considered #Canada »
2018/02/24 – The situation in the vulnerable Sahel region has deteriorated since the crisis in Mali broke out in 2012. Instability and terrorism are impeding long-term development and depriving the population of an entire region of opportunities to create a better future. The Government has intensified its efforts in countries and regions affected by conflict and fragility, and we are now increasing our support for the Sahel region by a further NOK 15 million to around NOK 455 million. The increased funding will go to a civilian component of the G5 Sahel cooperation, including capacity building within international humanitarian law and human rights,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Norway supports civilian capacity building for the #G5Sahel joint force »
2018/02/03- United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism Mr. Vladimir Voronkov congratulates the Government of Mali on the signing by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of the decree on the adoption of the National Policy on the Prevention and Combating of Violent Extremism and Terrorism and its plan of action. He notes with satisfaction that this policy relies on the pillars of prevention, protection, pursuit, response and social cohesion and is based on the principles of good governance, gender equality, the promotion of human rights and the protection of victims of terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Mali: Statement by the of United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism »