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04 Jul 2015 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | samedi 04/07/2015 - 20:30 GMT

Le Comité de suivi de l'accord de paix au Mali déterminera "dans les jours qui viennent" le calendrier pour la mise en oeuvre de ce pacte, a affirmé samedi à l'AFP le chef de la Mission de l'ONU dans le pays (Minusma), Mongi Hamdi.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

2 juillet 2015 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, et le Conseil de sécurité ont condamné fermement jeudi une attaque contre un convoi de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation intégrée au Mali (MINUSMA), qui a causé la mort de six Casques bleus et blessé cinq autres.

L'attaque a eu lieu jeudi sur l'axe Goundam-Tombouctou, dans la région de Tombouctou. Les casques bleus tués et blessés sont du Burkina Faso.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11959-AFR/3173-PKO/505

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS RELEASE

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gerard Jacobus van Bohemen (New Zealand):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on 2 July, in the region of Timbuktu, during which six Burkinabe peacekeepers were killed and others injured.

02 Jul 2015 description

Ce matin, vers 9h00, une patrouille de la Force de la MINUSMA a été la cible d’une attaque armée par des hommes non identifiés sur l’axe Goundam-Tombouctou à 45 kilomètres au sud-ouest de Tombouctou.

Les rapports préliminaires indiquent que 6 soldats de la paix ont été tués et 5 autres ont été blessés. L’évacuation des blessés est en cours. Deux véhicules de la MINUSMA ont été détruits.

02 Jul 2015 description

Les 27 et 28 juin dernier, un forum pour la réconciliation et la culture de la paix, a rassemblé au Centre multifonctionnel des Femmes de Goundam, 362 participants parmi lesquels les sous-préfets du cercle, les chefs coutumiers, les leaders communautaires et religieux, des chefs de villages et de fractions, des représentants des refugiés, des cadres de partis politiques, des élus locaux, les associations de femmes, les conseils communaux et locaux des jeunes et d’autres organisations de la société civile.

02 Jul 2015 description

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général condamne fermement l’attaque perpétrée aujourd’hui contre un convoi de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation intégrée au Mali (MINUSMA) sur l’axe Goundam-Tombouctou, dans la région de Tombouctou, qui a tué six soldats de la paix et en a blessé cinq autres. Les Casques bleus tués et blessés sont du Burkina Faso.

02 Jul 2015 description

At around 9:00 this morning, a patrol of the MINUSMA Force was attacked by unidentified armed men on the road between Goundam and Tombouctou, 45 kilometers southwest of Timbuktu.

Preliminary reports indicate that six peacekeepers were killed and at least five others were injured. The evacuation of the injured is currently ongoing. Two MINUSMA vehicles were destroyed.

Ground reinforcements of the MINUSMA Force are on their way to the site and attack helicopters have also been deployed from Timbuktu to provide air support.

02 Jul 2015 description

Brazzaville, 2 July 2015 - As members of an EU/WHO/ACP partnership* to improve access to quality medicines meet in Brazzaville, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, praised progress made and called for greater commitment to ensure that Africans have access to the quality, affordable medicines they need.

02 Jul 2015 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Thursday 7/2/2015 - 15:14 GMT

by Serge DANIEL

Militants killed at least six United Nations soldiers on Thursday in northern Mali, in one the deadliest ever attacks on the world's most dangerous peacekeeping mission, claimed by Al-Qaeda's north African arm.

MINUSMA, the UN's force in the volatile west African nation, said its patrol was ambushed around 9:00 am (0900 GMT), 45 kilometres (28 miles) southwest of the city of Timbuktu on the road to Goundam.

02 Jul 2015 description

Nouakchott, Mauritanie | AFP | jeudi 02/07/2015 - 16:42 GMT

L'attaque contre un convoi de Casques bleus jeudi dans le nord du Mali "n'affectera pas la détermination des Nations unies à soutenir le peuple malien et le processus de paix" dans ce pays, a indiqué jeudi l'ONU.

Selon son porte-parole, le secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon a "condamné fermement l'attaque" qui s'est produite sur l'axe Goundam-Tombouctou, dans la région de Tombouctou.

02 Jul 2015 description

Bassikounou/Nouakchott - The cancellation of monthly food rations in July for 49,500 Malian refugees in Mbera Camp is likely to cause a rise in global acute malnutrition levels, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which provides medical care and malnutrition support in the camp. MSF calls on the international donor community to ensure that refugees in Mbera camp have reliable sources of food.

02 Jul 2015 description

Afrique de l'Ouest: des opportunités sans précédent en matière de croissance agricole

Un nouveau rapport identifie le renforcement de l’intégration régionale comme un levier majeur pour profiter des évolutions de la demande en produits alimentaires et de la croissance démographique

02 Jul 2015 description

2 July 2015, Rome - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

02 Jul 2015 description

Poor rainfall across parts of the Sahelian zone will likely cause planting delays in some areas

KEY MESSAGES

  • As the Intertropical Front continues its northward migration but over the region it still remains south of its climatological position resulting in below average rainfall over large portions of the Sahelian zone.

02 Jul 2015 description
report UNAIDS

To support the capacity of countries to integrate human rights in their Fast-Track approaches to HIV programming, UNAIDS and the Alliance Nationale Contre le Sida (ANCS) Senegal held a three-day capacity building workshop in Dakar, Senegal from 22 to 24 June 2015.

The workshop highlighted the continued political, legal, cultural, social, and programmatic challenges that hinder efforts to address the HIV epidemic. Participants pointed out that existing programmes to address these challenges in Western and Central African countries remain largely insufficient and inadequate.

01 Jul 2015 description

Developments since the 11th update

As of 27 June 2015, WHO has reported 27 541 cases, including 11 235 deaths, linked to the West African epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) that began in December 2013. Ten countries reported EVD cases. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone experienced widespread and intense transmission between July 2014 and April 2015.

01 Jul 2015 description
  • A slight decrease in rainfall was observed over West Africa during the past week.

  • Parts of Eastern Africa have received below-average rain since the beginning of the season.

1) A delayed onset of the rainy season, followed by poorly-distributed rainfall, has led to abnormal dryness across Burkina Faso, the northern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, western and southern Niger, and northern Nigeria, The lack of rainfall over the past several weeks has delayed planting and has already negatively affected cropping activities over many local areas.