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Security Council reiterates concern over ‘alarming’ security situation in Africa’s Sahel

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UN News Service

The United Nations Security Council today reiterated its continued concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel region of Africa and reaffirmed its commitment to address the complex security and political challenges.

The 15-member body reiterated, in a presidential statement, the importance of a “coherent, comprehensive and coordinated approach encompassing governance, security, human rights, developmental and environmental aspects to respond to the threats across the Sahel region.”

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Un camp de l'ONU attaqué, pas de victime, revendication jihadiste

08/27/2014 19:24 GMT

BAMAKO, 27 août 2014 (AFP) - Une attaque revendiquée par un islamiste malien proche du Mouvement pour l'unicité et le jihad en Afrique de l'ouest (Mujao) a visé mercredi un camp de la Mission de l'ONU au Mali (Minusma), sans faire de victime, a-t-on appris de sources concordantes.

"Au nom de tous les moujahidine, nous avons attaqué le camp des ennemis de l'islam aujourd'hui à Aguelhoc", a déclaré par téléphone à l'AFP Sultan Ould Bady, islamiste malien connu pour ses liens avec le Mujao.

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Manifeste des organisations de défense des droits humains pour un accord de paix respectueux des droits des victimes

Considérant la Constitution de la République du Mali du 25 février 1992 qui garantit les droits de la personne humaine à la vie, à la liberté, à la sécurité et à l’intégrité de sa personne, qui consacre le principe de non-discrimination et interdit les traitements inhumains, dégradants, cruels ou humiliants.

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Armed groups in Mali prepare for peace talks

08/25/2014 14:03 GMT

OUAGADOUGOU, August 25, 2014 (AFP) - Ethnic Tuareg and Arab militias from Mali are gathering for talks this week in Burkina Faso ahead of peace negotiations with the government, participants said on Monday.

"We want to get together to harmonise our points of view on certain issues before meeting with Bamako (the government)," Mohamaed Ag Assaleh, president of the Coalition of the People for Azawad (CPA), told AFP.

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Mali: A health centre made operational

It has been in an unfinished state for so many years, that the villagers had almost given up hope of seeing their new community health centre completed. Resigned to this fact, they would continue to go to an old, decrepit and cramped building in the middle of the market square in Doura, Mali. But since June, a wind of change has been blowing through the village: the health centre has been restored by Terre des hommes (Tdh).

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All parties to the conflict must put an end to ongoing human rights violations

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Amnesty

Children accused of being members of armed groups in Mali are currently being held in detention alongside adults, in breach of Mali’s international human rights obligations.

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Saving lives and making a difference

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DanChurchAid

41 year old James Roland Carew, medical coordinator in DanChurchAid's mine action in Mali, is profiled as a humanitarian hero on UN's World Humanitarian Day on August 19th.

James became an aid worker to make a difference and save lives. This is what he does in Mali through his mine action work with DanChurchAid.

He trains UN staff in incident management and life-saving techniques, and provides medical advice, training and programme support.

Remnants of war limits recovery

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Humanitarians at risk: Moctar and Nicodeme lost their lives in Mali

This post is part of our 'Humanitarians at risk' series, dedicated to World Humanitarian Day which will take place on 19 of August. The series features testimonies of humanitarians around the world who risk their lives daily, while saving those of others. World Humanitarian Day is our opportunity to recognise the personal sacrifice made by humanitarian professionals and pay tribute to those who were injured or killed while doing their job.

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Security Council press statement on terrorist attack in Mali

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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant ( United Kingdom):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attack in Ber, Mali, on 16 August 2014, in which two Burkinabe peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and seven other peacekeepers were injured.

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Ban condemns attack on UN Mali base, declares it 'will not deter' peace efforts

16 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the suicide attack on a United Nations base in Mali that killed two UN peacekeepers and injured seven others this morning.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he was “deeply saddened” by the deaths of the peacekeepers from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). He condemned the attack, which took place in Ber in the region of Timbuktu. Any criminal acts against UN personnel will not be tolerated.

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Nord du Mali : deux soldats burkinabè tués, quatre blessés dans un attentat suicide

08/16/2014 20:31 GMT

BAMAKO, 16 août 2014 (AFP) - Deux soldats burkinabè de la force de l'ONU au Mali ont été tués samedi et quatre blessés dans un attentat-suicide à Ber, dans le nord du Mali, a-t-on appris de source sécuritaire malienne et auprès de l'ONU.

Un précédant bilan communiqué à l'AFP avait fait état d'un soldat tué et de cinq blessés à la suite de cet attentat à la voiture piégée.

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Les négociations de paix reprennent le 1er septembre à Alger

08/13/2014 19:19 GMT

ALGER, 13 août 2014 (AFP) - Les négociations de paix entre le gouvernement malien et les groupes armés vont reprendre le 1er septembre à Alger et non plus le 17 août comme prévu initialement, a annoncé mercredi le ministère algérien des Affaires étrangères.

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Mali: I may have lost an arm, but at least I'm alive

Al Hadder (22) was born in Soni Ali Ber, near Gao. He is a welder, and moved to Kidal in the hope of better earnings. After just two months, a single bullet changed everything.

"It was one morning in May 2014, the day fighting started again between the Malian army and armed groups," he explained. The people of Kidal had left their homes to stock up on supplies during a lull in the fighting. Al Hadder had joined them. "I'd gone back to my workshop, because if I didn't work I'd have no money to buy food.

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Mali peace talks postponed to September 1

08/13/2014 18:35 GMT

ALGIERS, August 13, 2014 (AFP) - Peace talks between the Malian government and mainly Tuareg rebels will not resume until September 1 after both sides asked for more time to prepare, mediator Algeria said on Wednesday.

The substantive round of negotiations had been due to open in mid-August under a timetable agreed in preliminary talks in Algiers in July.

Its postponement came in response to "the request of the Malian sides who asked for sufficient time to complete their consultations and preparations."

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Assistance alimentaire et appui à l’investissement au Nord-Mali

BAMAKO [ACTED News] - Au Mali, les besoins en assistance alimentaire et en soutien aux moyens d’existence n’ont pas cessé d’augmenter au cours de l’année 2014. Les 812 000 personnes nécessitant une assistance alimentaire immédiate en décembre 2013 avaient presque doublé en mars 2014 (1,5 million), d’après le Cadre Harmonisé, et devaient frôler les 2 millions en juin 2014. La situation est particulièrement inquiétante dans les régions du Nord, encore secouées par la reprise par les groupes armés en mai 2014 de certaines villes des régions de Kidal et de Gao.

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Mali : j’ai perdu un bras, mais je suis vivant !

Al Hadder est un jeune de 22 ans. Originaire de la commune de Soni Ali Ber, dans le cercle de Gao, il décide un jour de s’installer à Kidal où il espère gagner un peu plus d’argent en exerçant son métier de soudeur. Deux mois plus tard, son rêve se brise.

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Humanitarians at risk: The phone call Kate won't forget

This post is part of our 'Humanitarians at risk' series, dedicated to World Humanitarian Day which will take place on 19 of August. The series features testimonies of humanitarians around the world who risk their lives daily, while saving those of others. World Humanitarian Day is our opportunity to recognise the personal sacrifice made by humanitarian professionals and pay tribute to those who were injured or killed while doing their job.

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Communiqué of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 449th meeting on the situation in Mali

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African Union

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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 449th meeting held on 11 August 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in Mali and in the Sahel region: Council,

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Communiqué du Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 449ème réunion sur la situation au Mali

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African Union

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Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 449ème réunion, tenue le 11 août 2014, a adopté la décision ci-après sur la situation au Mali et dans la région du Sahel:

Le Conseil,

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Guerre et paix dans le nord du Mali

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