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17 Apr 2015 description

Nouakchott, Mauritania | AFP | Friday 4/17/2015 - 19:58 GMT

by Hademine OULD SADI

The Al-Qaeda-linked group of notorious one-eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibility in a recording Friday for a deadly suicide attack on the United Nations in Mali.

Two civilians were killed and nine peacekeepers from Niger wounded when a militant set off explosives as he attempted to drive into a camp used by the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Ansongo, in the northern region of Gao, on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2015 description

La Suisse et le Mali viennent de signer un accord de financement d’un montant de 5, 5 milliards de FCFA (CHF 8 millions) en vue de promouvoir une gouvernance locale inclusive et le renforcement de la société civile dans son rôle de veille citoyenne. L’appui bénéficiera aux régions de Mopti et de Tombouctou. Depuis 15 ans, la DDC soutient la gouvernance et la décentralisation dans la région de Sikasso, au sud du pays.

17 Apr 2015 description

La Division des Droits de l’homme de la MINUSMA, représentant également le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme, a organisé le Forum sur la participation des victimes et le rôle de la société civile dans le processus de la justice transitionnelle, les 16 et 17 avril dans l’amphithéâtre l’Ecole de Maintien de la Paix, en présence de Monsieur Mahamadou Diarra, Ministre de la Justice et des Droits l’Homme, Garde des Sceaux.

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

In 2015, UNICEF continued to support 30,659 refugees, including 16,939 children, to access education, WASH, health, nutrition and protection services in and around two refugee camps in the Sahel region (Goudebou and Mentao).

  • Routine vaccination has continued throughout for children in the Malian refugee camps.

17 Apr 2015 description

Welcome to the April issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and also on the ACLED website.

17 Apr 2015 description

On Wednesday, a suicide bomber attacked a camp of the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the outskirts of Ansongo town, killing three civilians – two children and one adult – and wounding 16 people, most of them UN peacekeepers. A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team was immediately deployed to the area and referred five wounded children to the Ansongo referral hospital, where the organisation has been working since 2012.

17 Apr 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Approbation du plan 2015 de la “Commission Réhabilitation des Zones Post-Conflit”

  • Retraite des PTF

  • Rencontre avec le Forum des Organisations de la Société Civile au Mali (FOSC)

  • S&R briefe le Groupe d’étude sur les opérations de maintien de la paix en visite à Gao

  • Missions conjointes de terrain à Tombouctou et Mopti

  • Nouveaux QIPs lancés dans les régions du nord et à Bamako

16 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Although Mali has been declared Ebola free on January 18th, 2015, UNICEF has continued advocating on the importance of prevention efforts, especially in the neighboring districts with Guinea where new cases have been recently confirmed. Social mobilization, together with WASH interventions and reinforcement of the health systems will be of paramount importance also to counter the spreading of other epidemics in the future.

16 Apr 2015 description

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) has decided to scale up its efforts to find a solution to the dispute over the Western Sahara. Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe, the new chairperson of the African Union (AU), has vowed to make it a priority this year.

16 Apr 2015 description

Zarzis, Tunisia | AFP | Thursday 4/16/2015 - 15:25 GMT

by Dhaou Maatoug

Their rickety boats may have broken down as they tried to sneak into Italy, but for African migrants now stuck in Tunisia their dream of reaching Europe is far from over.

Known in North Africa as "harraga", these illegal migrants biding their time in Red Crescent centres in Zarzis, southeastern Tunisia, realise they are lucky compared to those who died making the crossing.

15 Apr 2015 description

LES 7, 8 ET 9 AVRIL S’EST TENU À BAMAKO, LE COLLOQUE NATIONAL DES ETATS GÉNÉRAUX DE LA SANTÉ. UN ACTE QUI ENCLENCHE LA REFONTE ET LE RENOUVEAU DU SYSTÈME SANITAIRE POUR OFFRIR À LA POPULATION MALIENNE DES SOINS DE QUALITÉ ET UNE COUVERTURE SANITAIRE UNIVERSELLE POUR TOUS. LE MINISTRE DE LA SANTÉ ET DE L’HYGIÈNE PUBLIQUE, OUSMANE KONÉ, A PRIS L’ENGAGEMENT D’APPLIQUER LES RECOMMANDATIONS.

15 Apr 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Malnutrition : situation sérieuse par endroits dans la région de Gao

  • Appui communautaire pour la réouverture des écoles dans la région de Kidal

  • 15 % de la population totale touchés par l'insécurité alimentaire

  • Violences basées sur le genre : 3/4 des cas ne sont pas rapportés

  • Mort d’un travailleur humanitaire dans une attaque

Nouvelles données sur la malnutrition à Gao et Kidal

15 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Malnutrition: Serious situation in some parts of the region of Gao

  • Community support for the re-opening of schools in the region of Kidal

  • 15% of the total population affected by food insecurity

  • Gender-based violence: 3/4 of cases are not reported

  • One humanitarian worker killed in an attack

New malnutrition data on Gao and Kidal regions

15 Apr 2015 description

SUMMARY

 A total of 37 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was reported in the week to 12 April, compared with 30 the previous week. Case incidence in Guinea increased to 28, compared with 21 confirmed cases the previous week. Sierra Leone reported 9 confirmed cases, the same total as in the previous week. Liberia reported no confirmed cases.

15 Apr 2015 description

Aujourd’hui vers 11h30, un véhicule suicide a explosé à l’entrée du camp de la MINUSMA à Ansongo, dans la région de Gao, alors qu’il tentait d’y pénétrer.

Cette attaque a fait neuf blessés, dont deux sérieusement, parmi les Casques bleus du contingent du Niger.

En outre, l’explosion a provoqué la mort d’au moins trois civils. Sept ont également été blessés. Les évacuations médicales sont actuellement en cours.

15 Apr 2015 description

Today at 11:30, while attempting to enter, a suicide car exploded at the entrance of the MINUSMA camp in Ansongo, Gao region.

In the attack nine peacekeepers were injured of which two seriously.

Furthermore, at least three civilians were killed in the explosion and seven were wounded. Medical evacuations are underway.