Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF and World Food Programme call for urgent and long-lasting action in West and Central Africa as the region faces another year of record hunger with thousands experiencing catastrophic levels of food insecurity

Over 35 million people (including 6.7 million children) in the region are currently unable to meet their basic food and nutrition needs

The number of hungry people in West and Central Africa is projected to reach an all-time high of 48 million people (including 9 million children) next year if urgent and long-lasting solutions to address this crisis are not delivered soon. The latest Cadre Harmonisé food security analysis shows that over…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Mali: 148,000 displaced children lack birth certificates and face exclusion

The lack of birth certificates has a profound and long-lasting impact on the lives and futures of displaced children

A new assessment by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) estimates that a staggering 148,600 displaced children in Mali - more than half of the total number of displaced children in the country - do not have state-issued birth certificates proving their legal identity. This situation deprives them of their most…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Terrorism intensifying across Africa, exploiting instability and conflict

The deputy UN chief cited the New Agenda for Peace – part of the Our Common Agenda report

The growth of terrorism is a major threat to international peace and security, currently felt most keenly in Africa, the deputy UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday.   “Terrorists and violent extremists including Da’esh, Al-Qaida and their affiliates have exploited instability and conflict to increase their activities and intensify…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Mali: Progress on transition, peace process, amid ongoing insecurity

Mali is on track to restore civilian rule following the military coup in August 2020

The situation in Mali continues to justify sustained international attention and engagement, the top UN official in the West African country told the Security Council on Tuesday.  El-Ghassim Wane, head of the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, presented the latest UN Secretary-General's report on the peacekeeping operation. He briefed ambassadors on…

Source: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) |

Statement of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Mali

The Secretary-General reaffirms the solidarity of the United Nations with the people of Mali

The Secretary-General strongly condemns yesterday’s attack by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) against a patrol of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Tessalit, Kidal region, which resulted in the death of four Chadian peacekeepers.  The Secretary-General conveys his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

United Arab Emirates strongly condemns bus bombing in central Mali

The MoFAIC affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts, and its permanent rejection of all forms of violence, extremism, and terrorism

The UAE strongly condemned the bombing that took place in central Mali and targeted a passenger bus, which resulted in the death and injury of dozens of civilians. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts, and…

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Pakistani Women Peacekeepers at the Forefront of a Military Hospital in Mali

Since 1960, Pakistan has contributed over 200,000 servicemen and women to 46 UN missions across the globe

Amidst ongoing troop rotations in Mopti, women peacekeepers serving with the Pakistani contingent reflect back on their multiple achievements with pride. Pakistan is one of the longest-serving and largest troops and police contributing country of UN peacekeeping operations. Yet in Mopti, Central Mali, this contingent contributes far more than just…

Source: Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran |

Iran, Mali underline developing all-out ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and his Malian counterpart Abdoulaye Diop stressed developing all-out ties

The two sides expressed their satisfaction with the exchange of political and economic delegations during the last year. They emphasized developing all-out relations and the continuation of political consultations on issues of mutual interest. Foreign ministers of Iran And Mali reviewed following up the agreements made in the Joint Comprehensive…

Source: Kowry Energy |

Kowry Energy Successfully Commissions Decentralised Solar Energy Solutions In Senegal, Nigeria And Mali

The analysis of the data provided by these digitised systems can provide solutions to drive demand management while accelerating the growth of local economies

Kowry Energy (https://KowryEnergy.com/), a sustainability-driven energy service provider focused on power provision across Sub-Saharan Africa, is proud to announce the successful commissioning of four decentralised solar energy systems in Senegal, Nigeria and Mali within 16months of the company’s incorporation. Kowry Energy provides efficient and affordable hybrid energy systems that strengthen…

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Russia: Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali Abdoulaye Diop

The ministers discussed current issues of Russia-Mali cooperation, as well as countering the threat of terrorism in the Sahara-Sahel region

On September 23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali Abdoulaye Diop on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly. The ministers discussed current issues of Russia-Mali cooperation, as well as countering the…