Mali: UN report interprets massacre by Russian mercenaries to
soldiers on behalf of the Malian government, according to a confidential UN report, obviously caused a massacre of more than 30 civilians in the crisis state of Mali. The 78-page document, written by experts from the United Nations and handed over to the UN Security Council, is available to the German Press Agency. © Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA Pool/AP/dpa View from a French military helicopter to the Malian city of Gao. In it, the perpetrators are described as "white soldiers".
Mali -onu/: The rotation of the UN troops in Mali will resume
Dakar on Monday, August 13 (Reuters) - The rotations of the troops of the Mission of Mission From the UN peace to Mali will resume on Monday, a spokesman for the mission said on Saturday, a month after the Malian authorities suspended them and accused foreign soldiers of entered the country without authorization.
The junta in power in Mali suspended the rotations of troops for the mission of nearly 12,000 men on July 14 after arresting 49 Ivorian soldiers who, according to her, had arrived in the country without authorization. Côte d'Ivoire denied these allegations.
Mali: at least 12 killed after an attack on the corpses trapped
at least twelve civilians died in central Mali after the explosion of hidden bombs in the bodies of civilians killed that their loved ones had come to seek, said a elected and the police, accusing the jihadists. Friday, "the jihadists first killed two civilians in Ouakan" near Bankass, in central Mali, "before trapping their bodies", explained to AFP an elected representative of a neighboring locality, under cover anonymity.
She declared that the rotations would resume after discussions with the mission representatives, known as Minusma, on the manner of coordinating troop deployments.
The arrests of July highlighted the friction between the junta, who took power during a coup in August 2020, and the international partners, who criticized the postponement of the elections and cooperation in matters of Security with Russian mercenaries.
Côte d'Ivoire declares that the soldiers were deployed as part of a support agreement signed with MINUSMA, created in 2013 to ensure security against Islamist rebels. Ivorian soldiers are still in detention.
A MINUSMA spokesman said that the Mission and the Malian authorities had agreed on a simplified rotation procedure and that the mission's request to resume rotations on Monday had been accepted.
The Mali Foreign Ministry could not be reached immediately for a comment.
Relations between Mali and countries providing military aid remain tense. Germany said on Friday that it suspended its military recognition mission, which provides information to MINUSMA after the Malian authorities refused flight authorization.
The Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs denied on Twitter that the government acted in this way and called on Germany to adhere to the new mechanism of approval of troop rotations. (Aaron Ross report; French version Jean-Michel Bélot)
Anne-Sophie Lapix and Harry Roselmack in the face of captivity: this armed group which in Mali, everything changes… .
The journalist Anne-Sophie Lapix as well as other colleagues have mobilized for Olivier Dubois, hostage of jihadist groups Since the spring of 2021. © Abaca Anne-Sophie Lapix and Harry Roselmack in the face of captivity: this armed group which in Mali, everything changes ... Olivier Dubois, who lives and works in Mali since 2015, had himself Announced his abduction in a video broadcast on social networks on May 5, 2021.