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UN condemns peacekeeper attacks, urges prosecution, safety

May. 24, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council condemned killings and attacks against U.N. peacekeepers in the strongest terms Monday and called for prompt prosecution of those responsible. The council underscored the critical importance of safety and security for the...

US says Mali's top priority must be holding fair elections

Apr. 07, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top priority for Mali’s interim government must be holding free and fair elections by the end of the 18-month transition period following last August’s military coup that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the U.S. ambassador at the United Nations said...

UN: Attack in Mali killed 4 UN peacekeepers and 23 attackers

Apr. 05, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A fierce attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in northern Mali last week killed four peacekeepers and at least 23 attackers, and injured another 34 peacekeepers, the United Nations said Monday in an updated report. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...