Germany announced on Tuesday its intent to withdraw its troops from the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) starting in the summer of 2023. It expects the process to be completed a year later, reportedly by May 2024.
In a letter sent to the UN Secretary-General last week and circulated on Tuesday, Côte d'Ivoire officials announced that they will not replace their military contingent in a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) when the group rotates out in August 2023.
On Thursday, at least 11 people were killed and 53 injured after a bus traveling on the road between Bandiagara and Goundaka in the Mopti area of Mali — a region known as a hotbed for violence by roaming armed groups — hit an explosive device.
Mali released three out of 49 detained Ivorian soldiers on Sat., who were contracted for a U.N. peacekeeping mission, which Malian authorities had arrested over eight weeks ago.
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) will reportedly resume its contingent rotation from Mon. "without exception," according to Malian and MINUSMA officials on Saturday.