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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...

Congo, Italy, UN probe ambassador's killing amid questions

Feb. 23, 2021 14:51 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Italian Carabinieri experts were joining U.N. and Congolese authorities in investigating the killings of the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and their driver in eastern Congo amid questions about the dynamics of the attack and security precautions taken for the...

Italian ambassador among 3 killed in attack on Congo convoy

Feb. 22, 2021 17:05 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their Congolese driver were killed Monday when gunmen attacked a U.N. convoy traveling to a school in eastern Congo, the Italian Foreign Ministry and residents said. Luca...