Mali Leaders Welcome UN Resolution

Mali's interim leaders have welcomed the French-sponsored United Nations Security Council endorsement of an African-led military force in the north of Mali, now under the control of Islamist fighters.

Senegalese and Malian soldiers train with U.S. special forces.

  • Mali:  UN Authorizes African-Led Force to Recover North

    UN News Service, 20 December 2012

    The Security Council today authorized the deployment of an African-led International Support Mission in Mali, to be known as AFISMA, for an initial period of one year to assist the ... read more »

  • Mali:  Analysts Worry Over Military Intervention

    Inter Press Service, 18 December 2012

    Even as U.S. and French officials suggest that a United Nations resolution on military intervention in Mali could come by the end of the week, concerns are rising that such action ... read more »

  • Mali:  NGOs Call for Safeguards Over Military Intervention

    Oxfam International, 20 December 2012

    A military offensive in northern Mali would have serious humanitarian consequences and requires serious safeguards to be put in place warns a coalition of ten non-governmental ... read more »

  • Mali:  Crisis in Mali - for an Action Government

    International Federation for Human Rights, 20 December 2012

    After the forced resignation of the Diarra government and Django Sissoko's nomination, FIDH condemns the interference of military forces into political affairs, and calls upon the ... read more »

  • Africa:  Continent's Leaders Call for Mali Intervention

    Magharebia, 18 December 2012

    African heads of state are demanding a faster deployment of military forces in northern Mali. read more »

  • West Africa:  Ecowas Cautions Against Protracted Dialogue On Mali

    Daily Trust, 14 December 2012

    The ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Mrs. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman, says it would be dangerous to rely on dialogue as the sole strategy for ... read more »

  • Mali:  Humanitarian Impact of Armed Intervention

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 18 December 2012

    Over 700,000 people could be displaced if military intervention goes ahead next year in northern Mali, according to preliminary estimates by humanitarian agencies, who stress that ... read more »

  • Mali:  IDPs Struggle to Survive After Escaping Fighting

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 12 December 2012

    Hidjaba is struggling to take care of her family - like nearly 200,000 other Malians who have fled the north of their country to escape the fighting that erupted between various ... read more »

  • Mali:  Mali Recruits Youth for Azawad Intervention

    Magharebia, 7 December 2012

    Mali is enlisting young people to help reclaim the north from armed Islamist occupiers, AFP reported on Friday (December 7th). read more »