Will UN Take Over the Mali Intervention?

France has asked the UN to take control of forces in Mali as the country prepares to withdraw its troops and African forces step in.

UN peacekeepers in an armoured vehicle (file photo).

  • Mali:  UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali Increasingly Possible, Says Top Official

    UN News Service, 6 February 2013

    The head of United Nations peacekeeping today highlighted the role being played by "blue helmets" in a variety of hotspots worldwide, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Tafida - African Troops Will Safeguard Mali After France's Exit

    This Day, 4 February 2013

    Nigeria's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Dalhatu Tafida has dispelled fears that Islamic militants who are being dislodged from Mali by an international military ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  'Deployment of Nigerian Troops Is to Block Insurgents'

    Daily Trust, 3 February 2013

    The Nigerian Army's intervention is to ensure peace in Mali and other African countries, commandant of the Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre (NAPKC), Major General John Samuel ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Ecowas Troops to Support Elections

    Radio France Internationale, 1 February 2013

    The west African force in Mali will operate throughout the country in order to allow elections to take place, Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara told RFI at the ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  From Congo to Mali, Peacekeeping in Africa Must Start At Community Level

    Guardian Global Development Network, 22 January 2013

    Managing local conflict is vital to peacekeeping, but needs care and continuity – which international bodies often lack read more »

  • West Africa:  Mali Commits to Implementation of UN Resolution

    Economic Community of West African States, 24 January 2013

    The Government of Mali has reaffirmed its "determination to fulfil its obligations" arising from the UN Security Council Resolution 2085 authorising the deployment of an ... read more »