UN MINUSMA Peacekeeping Mission in MALI Continues Operations Despite Military Coup, diplomatictimes.net

The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which supports political processes and reconciliation in the country, will continue operations despite this week’s military coup.  Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta resigned after a military mutiny that has plunged the west African nation into political chaos. The  (MINUSMA) peacekeeping force  maintains 15,451 military personnel in Mali.  Peacekeepers also carry out several security-related tasks to ensure stability and protection of civilian. […]

The UN Security Council Wednesday strongly condemned the military mutiny in Mali that led to the arrest and  forced resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.  The members of the Security Council held an emergency meeting on the crisis in Mali and expressed their deep concern regarding the recent political developments in the west African nation. They urged those mutineers to release safely and immediately all the officials detained and to return to their barracks without delay. They also underlined the urgent need to restore rule of law and to move towards the return to constitutional order.  UN Security Council members also reiterated their strong support to the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) initiatives and mediation efforts in Mali and expressed their support to the two ECOWAS communiqués of 18 August 2020 as well as to the one from the African Union Chairperson. Läs artikel