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Washington entend pakistaniser l’Algérie

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Nabestaanden militairen Mali naar rechter

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Defensie schoot tekort bij mortierongeluk Mali

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Three UN soldiers killed, others injured in northern Mali explosion

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Three UN soldiers killed, others injured in northern Mali explosion


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Blauwhelmen gedood door aanslag in Mali

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Blauwhelmen gedood door aanslag in Mali


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Deadly attack targets UN mission in Timbuktu, Mali

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Gunmen attack UN base in Mali, killing 7 and wounding 7

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Malian Aero Company Uses Spidertracks for Cloud-Seeding
New Zealand Company Bringing Water to Africa: How Malian Aero Company Uses Spidertracks in its Vital Cloud-Seeding Operations. Rain is essential to human life on Earth — but climate change has made it impossible for areas that once received sufficient water to thrive. In Africa, Mali-based Malian Aero Company (MAC) has become the undisputed leader in the primary technique used to combat this destructive dryness: cloud-seeding   Read More ...
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Washington entend pakistaniser l’Algérie
La revue d’information en ligne Maghreb Intelligence a publié le mardi 7 novembre un article, rédigé par Skander Salhi, qui révèle un complot des États-Unis destiné à « pakistaniser » l’Algérie. C’est un projet qui remonte à Robert S. Ford, le diplomate américain qui a roulé sa bosse dans les capitales les plus « chaudes » du monde arabe, notamment Damas et Bagdad   Read More ...
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Air Force Marks End Of Duty Tour In Mali
The Ghana Air Force Aviation Unit (GHAV) has completed its operations with the United Nations Multi-Dimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). At a mission accomplishment parade held at the Air Force Base in Accra, the Director General in-charge of International Peace Support Operations, Brigadier General A. Issahaku, said the officers and men deployed, in spite of the enormous challenges in Mali, their area of operation, exhibited professionalism, commitment and hard work to provide air transport services to the United Nations Mission in Mali   Read More ...
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Nederland eist steun in Mali
Als de VN geen medische helikopter levert, dan trekken onze militairen zich definitief terug uit de vooruitgeschoven post in Kidal. Daarmee zou de missie veel minder effectief worden. Nederland voert met onder meer de Luchtmobiele Brigade verkenningen uit in het noorden van Mali en vormt daarmee de ’oren en ogen’ van de VN-missie. Die missie moet een land stabiliseren dat wordt bedreigd door moslimextremisten, mensensmokkelaars en gewapende opstandelingen   Read More ...
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Judge kidnapped as legal profession targeted in Mali
PIC: Mali's president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita speaks during the opening of the 4th Summit on Peace and Security on Monday. (AFP)A district judge was yesterday kidnapped in central Mali, two weeks after a High Court justice escaped an attempt on his life. Attacks on figures of state authority are common in northern and central Mali, where a jihadist insurgency and the near absence of government functions have fuelled lawlessness   Read More ...
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Canada will not send peacekeepers to Mali in near future: officials
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada will not be sending hundreds of peacekeepers to support a United Nations mission in Mali in the near future, officials said on Wednesday, a move likely to disappoint allies who want Canadians to play a role in the West African country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last year promised to contribute up to 600 troops to peacekeeping operations and Canadian defense experts paid three trips to Mali, where soldiers under the U   Read More ...
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UN Peacekeeper Outlines Challenges Facing Mali Operation
In Vancouver, UN Peacekeeping Chief Outlines ‘Very Serious Challenge’ Facing Mali Operation. 15 November 2017 – The “very serious challenge” facing peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) makes it vital that additional efforts are made for the four-year-old operation to fulfil its mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations made this assessment Tuesday as he addressed a packed Working Meeting for Member States, on the sidelines of the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference, which is taking place from 14-15 November, in the Canadian coastal city of Vancouver   Read More ...
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In Vancouver, UN peacekeeping chief outlines ‘very serious challenge’ facing Mali operation
15 November 2017 The “very serious challenge” facing peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) makes it vital that additional efforts are made for the four-year-old operation to fulfil its mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said. MINUSMA Force Commander, Major General Jean-Paul Deconinck of Belgium, gave the meeting a frank assessment of the operational difficulties and deficiencies that he faced with deploying blue helmets and equipment, but in an interview with after the 90-minute session, he said he was “confident but realistic” and if given the tools he needs, the mission “will succeed   Read More ...
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Zwei Bundeswehrsoldaten in Mali durch eigene Kameraden versehentlich verletzt
Newsticker Zwei Bundeswehrsoldaten in Mali durch eigene Kameraden versehentlich verletzt Bei einem Einsatz zum Schutz eines Bundeswehr-Camps in der ehemaligen Rebellenhochburg Gao in Mali sind zwei deutsche Soldaten durch eigene Kameraden versehentlich verletzt worden. Während der Vorbereitung zu dem Einsatz sei es am Dienstag "zu einer ungewollten Schussabgabe innerhalb eines Transportpanzers Fuchs" gekommen, teilte die Bundeswehr mit. Dabei seien die deutschen Soldaten "nicht bedrohlich" verletzt worden   Read More ...
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Cattle herders in Niger, Mali turn to jihad
NIAMEY/NAIROBI: When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago, it was for the same reason as many other ethnic Fulani herders along the Niger-Mali border: to protect his livestock. He had nothing against the Republic of Niger, let alone the United States of America. Yet on Oct. 4 this year, he led dozens of militants allied to Daesh (ISIS) in a deadly assault against allied U   Read More ...
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Green Beret killed in Mali discovered SEALs' illicit cash scheme, report says
close Two Navy SEALs being investigated in the strangulation death of Army Sgt. Logan Melgar in Mali in June allegedly offered the Green Beret a cut of the military money they pocketed, but he refused, according to a report. Melgar confronted the two Navy SEALs after discovering their alleged scheme, where they reportedly took money for themselves from a fund used to pay informants, the Daily Beast reported   Read More ...
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Minister Hennis onder vuur vanwege Mali-rapport
Afgelopen donderdag kwam de Onderzoeksraad voor de Veiligheid met een vernietigend rapport over de gebeurtenissen in Mali van afgelopen jaar. Tijdens een oefening kwamen twee militairen om het leven, door het te vroeg afgaan van een eigen mortiergranaat, en raakte een derde militair – die de oefening aan het filmen was - zwaargewond. In het rapport staat dat Defensie ernstig tekort is geschoten, niet alleen wat betreft de veiligheid van de granaten, maar ook wat betreft de medische zorg voor de militairen   Read More ...
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Nabestaanden militairen Mali naar rechter
De nabestaanden van de twee militairen die in Mali zijn omgekomen door een ondeugdelijke mortiergranaat willen naar de rechter stappen en hebben een advocaat in de arm genomen. „We gaan volgende week bespreken welke juridische stappen we kunnen nemen en wat de opties zijn. Alles staat nog open, maar dat Defensie in juridische zin aansprakelijk is, staat wel vast”, aldus advocaat Michael Ruperti, de raadsman van beide families vrijdag   Read More ...
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Defence minister pledges to improve procedures after critical Mali report
Dutch defence minister Jeanine Hennis does not intend to resign after the Dutch Safety Board criticised the military’s safety and medical procedures during a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. The NOS reported that instead she pledged that the kind of accident that killed two soldiers and seriously wounded another last year would not happen again. ‘[Resigning] doesn’t solve anything,’ she reportedly said   Read More ...
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Dutch UN troops killed in Mali due to 'shortcomings'
The Hague - Dutch safety inspectors on Thursday slammed "serious shortcomings" which led to the deaths of two soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Mali in an accidental mortar explosion last year. The two men were killed "outright" in July 2016 and a third soldier, who was filming what was a training exercise, was seriously wounded by flying wreckage in Kidal, northwest Mali, when a shell in the mortar artillery went off unexpectedly   Read More ...
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‘Serious deficiencies’ by defence department caused fatal Mali accident: report
There have been ‘serious deficiencies’ in safety and medical care in the Dutch military during a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, according to a report by the Dutch Safety Board. On Thursday it published its investigation into an accident on 6 July 2016, when a 60mm mortar set off a grenade during a practice session, killing two soldiers and seriously wounding another   Read More ...
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Defensie schoot tekort bij mortierongeluk Mali
Defensie is „ernstig tekort geschoten” in de zorg voor de veiligheid van Nederlandse militairen in Mali, waar twee militairen omkwamen door een ongeluk tijdens een oefening met een mortier. Zowel de veiligheid van de granaten als de medische gezondheidszorg was niet op orde. De Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid concludeert dit in het rapport over het ongeluk, waarbij een derde militair ernstig gewond raakte   Read More ...
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Dutch Safety Board criticizes Defense Ministry over Mali mission
AMSTERDAM: The Netherlands' Ministry of Defense "showed serious failures" in caring for Dutch soldiers on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, the country's Safety Board said on Thursday. In a report on June 6, 2016 accident with a mortar that killed two soldiers and gravely injured a third, the agency said the ministry had let safety and medical standards slip in favour of pursuing strategic goals   Read More ...
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Dutch Safety Board criticizes Defense Ministry over Mali mission
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands' Ministry of Defense "showed serious failures" in caring for Dutch soldiers on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, the country's Safety Board said on Thursday. In a report on June 6, 2016 accident with a mortar that killed two soldiers and gravely injured a third, the agency said the ministry had let safety and medical standards slip in favour of pursuing strategic goals   Read More ...
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OVV: Defensie schoot “ernstig tekort” bij incident Mali
De Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid is vernietigend in zijn oordeel over het optreden van Defensie, wat leidde tot de dood van twee Nederlandse militairen. In juli 2016 kwamen zij in Mali om tijdens een oefening met mortiergranaten. Een derde militair raakte zwaargewond. Volgens de OVV is Defensie “ernstig tekort geschoten”, zowel wat betreft de veiligheid van de granaten als de zorg voor de militairen   Read More ...
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President of Mali asks US to remove Chad from travel ban
BAMAKO - Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, head of a group of five countries in Africa's Sahel region, has asked the United States to remove a travel ban on Chadian nationals, saying that a failure to do so could affect Chad's security commitments. Security analysts expressed surprise when Chad, a key US security partner since the Cold War, was named last week alongside North Korea and Venezuela as part of an eight-country the travel ban   Read More ...
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Estonia to deploy defense personnel to Mali, Afghanistan
The Estonian defense forces will deploy up to 20 personnel to two missions in Mali and up to six personnel to the training and advisory missions in Afghanistan in 2018, it appears from draft resolutions of the parliament drawn up by the Ministry of Defense. One of the drafts concerning Mali would extend the participation of up to ten Estonian military personnel in the EU training mission EUTM Mali until Dec   Read More ...
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„Granaten mortierongeval Mali waren onveilig”
De mortiergranaat die vorig jaar te vroeg ontplofte en het leven eiste van twee Nederlandse militairen in Mali kwam uit een partij granaten waarvan was geadviseerd om die af te keuren. Dat heeft voorzitter Jean Debie van de militaire vakbond VBM tegen RTL Nieuws gezegd. Volgens hem was het ongeluk niet gebeurd als veiligheidsprocedures waren nageleefd. De in Bulgarije gemaakte granaten zouden in 2006/2007 met spoed zijn besteld voor de Afghanistan-missie   Read More ...
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African Gold Group, Hummingbird to jointly develop Malian gold
In two separate statements, African Gold Group said it was selling a 19.99 percent stake to Hummingbird Resources for 8 million Canadian dollars ($6.44 million) and at the same time would allow Hummingbird to acquire half of the Kobada project. “Hummingbird provides us the financial capacity to develop the Kobada Gold Project and we are also gaining a partner with an operational presence in Mali,” said Stephan Theron, Chief Executive Officer of AGG   Read More ...
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Rome assailant is from Mali, not Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: The 24-year-old man arrested on Sunday night for assaulting a couple for kissing near an Islamic centre in Rome is not a Malaysian. The Ansa news agency earlier reported that a Malaysian was responsible for the attack. However, Italian authorities have confirmed with the Malaysian embassy in Rome that the man is from Mali. "We received the confirmation on Wednesday morning (Italian time)," said the official   Read More ...
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Three Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers killed in Mali
Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers were killed during an attack on a UN convoy in Mali, according to the international organisation. The peacekeepers were a part of the UN Multidimensional lntegrated Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), in the Gao region of the West African nation. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Sunday’s attack in which five persons were also injured, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said. This was the second fatal attack on peacekeepers by insurgents in the region this month   Read More ...
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Former Hostage Held by Al Qaeda Describes 6-Year Ordeal in the Sahara
Photo STOCKHOLM — It was supposed to be an adventurous motorcycle journey through Africa. Johan Gustafsson, then a 36-year-old engineer, set off with a friend to see the continent, “not just read about it in books,” he later said. His biggest concern was traffic accidents. Twenty-four hours after he arrived in Timbuktu, Mali, Mr. Gustafsson was taken hostage from his hotel at gunpoint   Read More ...
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North Mali blast kills three U.N. soldiers from Bangladesh
ABIDJAN – Three United Nations soldiers from Bangladesh were killed by an explosive device that detonated as they were escorting a convoy in northern Mali on Sunday, the West African country’s peacekeeping mission and Bangladesh’s military said. Attacks on peacekeepers in Mali, where Islamist groups continue to operate in the vast desert in the north of the country, have made the U   Read More ...
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At least 3 peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN
Bamako - At least three UN peacekeepers were killed on Sunday when their vehicle hit an explosive device in Mali's troubled north, the UN's mission to the conflict-torn country said. MINUSMA said the attack, which also left another five soldiers seriously wounded, took place early on Sunday on a road between the city of Gao and a village called Anefis. In a separate statement, the Bangladeshi armed forces said three of its soldiers had been killed and another four wounded when their vehicle hit the explosive device   Read More ...
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Three U.N. soldiers killed, others injured in northern Mali explosion
ABIDJAN - Three United Nations soldiers were killed and five others were seriously wounded by an explosive device that detonated as they were escorting a convoy in Mali, the West African nation's peacekeeping mission said on Sunday. The convoy was traveling between the towns of Anefis and Gao in Mali's volatile north when the explosion occurred at around 7 a.m. (0700 GMT), a statement from the mission, MINUSMA, said, adding that the death toll was provisional   Read More ...
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UN peacekeepers killed in Mali explosion
At least three United Nations soldiers have been killed and five others seriously wounded by an explosive device that detonated as they were escorting a convoy in Mali, according to the West African nation's peacekeeping mission. The convoy was travelling between the towns of Anefis and Gao in Mali's volatile north when the explosion occurred at around 07:00 GMT, a statement from the mission, MINUSMA, said, adding that the death toll was provisional   Read More ...
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Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers
TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed and five others wounded in an attack on a convoy. The mission said Sunday's attack took place around 7 a.m. (0700 GMT; 3 a.m. EDT). A U.N. official says that the convoy hit a land mine about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from the northern Gao region   Read More ...
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3 United Nations Soldiers Are Killed in Northern Mali
Photo Three United Nations troops were killed and five others were seriously injured on Sunday by an explosion in Mali, underscoring the dangers facing the four-year-old peacekeeping mission in the country. The forces were escorting a convoy around 7 a.m. along a road connecting the village of Anéfis to the city of Gao in northern Mali when it either hit a mine or triggered an explosive device, according to a statement by the peacekeeping mission, the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, known by its French acronym, Minusma   Read More ...
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Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers
TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed and five others wounded in an attack on a convoy. The mission said Sunday's attack took place around 7 a.m. (0700 GMT; 3 a.m. EDT). A U.N. official says that the convoy hit a land mine about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from the northern Gao region   Read More ...
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Three UN soldiers killed, others injured in northern Mali explosion
ABIDJAN- Three United Nations soldiers were killed and five others were seriously wounded by an explosive device that detonated as they were escorting a convoy in Mali, the West African nation's peacekeeping mission said on Sunday. The convoy was traveling between the towns of Anefis and Gao in Mali's volatile north when the explosion occurred at around 7 a.m. (0700 GMT), a statement from the mission, MINUSMA, said, adding that the death toll was provisional   Read More ...
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Three U.N. soldiers killed, others injured in northern Mali explosion
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Three United Nations soldiers were killed and five others were seriously wounded by an explosive device that detonated as they were escorting a convoy in Mali, the West African nation’s peacekeeping mission said on Sunday. The convoy was traveling between the towns of Anefis and Gao in Mali’s volatile north when the explosion occurred at around 7 a   Read More ...
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Three U.N. soldiers killed in northern Mali explosion - peacekeeping mission
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Three United Nations soldiers were killed and five others were seriously wounded by an explosive device that detonated as they were escorting a convoy in Mali, the West African nation's peacekeeping mission said on Sunday. The convoy was travelling between the towns of Anefis and Gao in Mali's volatile north when the explosion occurred at around 7 a   Read More ...
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Three U.N. soldiers killed in northern Mali explosion: peacekeeping mission
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Three United Nations soldiers were killed and five others were seriously wounded by an explosive device that detonated as they were escorting a convoy in Mali, the West African nation’s peacekeeping mission said on Sunday. The convoy was traveling between the towns of Anefis and Gao in Mali’s volatile north when the explosion occurred at around 7 a   Read More ...
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Blauwhelmen gedood door aanslag in Mali
TIMBOEKTOE - Zeker drie blauwhelmen van de vredesmacht van de Verenigde Naties zijn zondag om het leven gekomen door een aanslag in het noorden van Mali. Vijf anderen raakten ernstig gewond toen een explosief ontplofte tijdens de begeleiding van een konvooi tussen de steden Anefis en Goa.   Read More ...
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Rival Tuareg groups in Mali sign new ceasefire agreement
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Rival Tuareg groups say they have signed a cease-fire agreement in northern Mali, a deal which could bolster a fragile peace accord between the government and other armed groups. Fahad Ag Al Mahmoud, a leader in a third Tuareg group, said Thursday that the Coordination of the Movements of Azawad and the pro-government Platforme group signed the deal Wednesday   Read More ...
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