Mali: Security Council Debates Deploying Force in North

As the Security Council debates troop deployment to troubled Mali, both the United States and France are backing calls for greater international involvement, as are several African leaders. But while France, the former colonial power, has for months spearheaded the push for foreign military involvement, the United States has been reluctant to formally back such an operation.

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  • Mali:  Consensus Is Clear - Reunite Mali. but How?

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 26 September 2012

    At its Wednesday session, the United Nations General Assembly will be trying to figure out ways in which the world can help Mali reunite. read more »

  • Benin:  General Assembly - President Warns UN of Grave Threat By Islamic Militants in Mali

    Leadership, 26 September 2012

    Benin's President on Tuesday called on the international community to help eliminate the grave threat posed by Islamist militants who have seized control of northern Mali, warning ... read more »

  • Mali:  UN to Debate Military Intervention, 25 September 2012

    Diplomatic efforts to ease the crisis in Mali are being stepped up at the United Nations this week, against the backdrop of warnings that the situation in the country will ... read more »

  • Mali:  African Leaders Call for Help With Mali Crisis

    UN News Service, 25 September 2012

    African leaders took the podium on the opening day of the 67th United Nations General Assembly's high-level debate with a focus on the conflicts and humanitarian crises that block ... read more »

  • Mali:  The Need for Determined and Coordinated International Action

    International Crisis Group, 24 September 2012

    In the absence of rapid, firm and coherent decisions at the regional (Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS), continental (African Union, AU) and international (UN) ... read more »

  • Mali:  UN Security Council to Consider Regional Intervention Force

    United Nations, 21 September 2012

    The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Peter Wittig ( Germany): read more »

  • West Africa:  Ecowas Seeks Consensus on Stabilization Force in Mali

    Economic Community of West African States, 17 September 2012

    The ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council has recommended the immediate imposition of punitive and targeted sanctions on individuals and groups found to be obstructing the ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Government Specifies ECOWAS Intervention in Mali

    Cameroon Tribune, 19 September 2012

    The Malian government and the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, are yet to agree on the manner of military intervention by the sub-regional body to retake the ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Stability Vital to Region

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 19 September 2012

    More than a year after civil unrest broke out in Burkina Faso, observers and analysts say despite some progress, and sustained support for President Blaise Compaoré, tension ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Meets Alassane, Quattara Over Crisis

    Vanguard, 14 September 2012

    The lingering problem in Mali took centre stage Friday as President Goodluck Jonathan met behind closed doors for hours with his counterparts from Cote d'Ivoire and Republic of ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  AU, Ecowas Seek Nigeria's Support to Tackle Mali Crises

    Leadership, 14 September 2012

    The African Union (AU) and ECOWAS on Friday jointly solicited the support of Nigeria in tackling the deteriorated political situation in Mali. read more »

  • Mali:  UNHCR Chief Warns of the Dangers of Inaction Over Mali

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 5 September 2012

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has urged the international community to step up efforts for a political solution to the Mali crisis, warning that the ... read more »

  • Mali:  Understanding Northern Mali - Local Context Is Everything

    ThinkAfricaPress, 28 August 2012

    When dealing with northern Mali, it is crucial policymakers examine and understand all the complex local factors. read more »

  • Mali:  On the Spot Helping People in the North

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 16 August 2012

    In the north of Mali, a region controlled by various armed groups, the ICRC and the Mali Red Cross continue to bring food and medical care to people who can no longer meet basic ... read more »

  • Mali:  Q&A - Military Action in Mali Would Be a 'Huge Risk'

    Inter Press Service, 14 August 2012

    Military action by West African states against the insurrection in northern Mali would be extremely risky without diplomatic support from neighbouring Algeria and Mauritania, ... read more »