Why Mali Is the Deadliest Nation for UN Peacekeepers
More UN soldiers have been killed in Mali than anywhere else the world body has a peacekeeping mission. That's mainly because there is no peace to keep in an active war zone.
Militants Kill Five UN Peacekeepers in Mali Ambush
The Mali peacekeeping mission is an increasingly dangerous one, with 64 peacekeepers killed on active service since it began.
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Locals In Northern Mali Join Islamist Militants In Hating On French, UN Troops
Along with UN peacekeepers, there are thousands of French soldiers fighting Islamists in Africa — and now tensions are emerging with the local population.
Militants Overrun UN Base in Timbuktu in Latest Attack in Mali
Early Friday morning unidentified assailants infiltrated the base in the city and attacked an army base nearby. A series of recent attacks and kidnappings in West Africa have put the region on edge.
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Three Dead After Rocket Attack on UN Peacekeeping Base in Northern Mali
A total of 20 people were wounded after unknown attackers fired rockets at a UN peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali.
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Terrorist Groups Are Poaching Elephants In Northern Mali, Warns UN
The United Nations and Interpol estimate that around 90 percent of elephants killed in Africa each year are killed by non-state armed groups, in or near conflict zones.
Two Militant Groups Make Dueling Claims to Deadly Hotel Siege in Mali
Two different Islamist militant groups have laid claim to the recent attack on a hotel in central Mali that left 13 people dead, including five UN peacekeepers.
Five UN Employees Killed After Militants Take Hostages at Hotel in Mali
Several hostages were freed after a standoff in central Mali that ended with at least 13 casualties, including three attackers and five soldiers.
Police in Mali Nab 20 Suspected Islamist Militants on Bus Bound for Capital
Mali’s capital Bamako used to be considered safe, but a recent wave of attacks has led to a redoubling of counter-terrorism efforts in the country's south.
Three UN Peacekeepers Wounded in Mali Landmine Explosion
Thirty-five UN peacekeepers have been killed in the line of duty since the start of the MINUSMA mission in Mali, making it one of the UN's deadliest peacekeeping missions.
UN Condemns Its Own Peacekeepers for Killing Three Protesters in Mali
The actions of members of a UN unit in northern Mali, which left four wounded in addition to the three that died, were deemed a "grave violation" of UN directives.
Al Qaeda Splinter Group Claims Deadly Attack on Red Cross Aid Workers in Mali
One Red Cross worker was killed and another injured when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle that was delivering supplies to a hospital in northern Mali.