We are fundraising! Click the link to learn how you can be an investor into Atlas News!

Mali Suspends All MINUSMA Deployments to Country Amid Ivory Coast Arrests

Mali Suspends All MINUSMA Deployments to Country Amid Ivory Coast Arrests


Yesterday, the Mali government arrested 49 Ivory Coast soldiers who landed at Modibo Keita International Airport as part of the the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Mali authorities arrested them due to apparently not having notification of the arrival of the troops and discrepancies in their passports and testimonies. The government of Mali also claimed they intend to charge them as mercenaries who came to Mali to interfere in government operations. The government of the Ivory Coast has vehemently denied this, said their troops are there on a U.N. mandate and demanded their release.

They were the eighth rotation sent to Mali under the convention and their mission order had been sent to both airport authorities and the junta before arrival, Ivory Coast’s national security council said in a statement.

Those demands have now caused the Mali government to suspend all MINUSMA deployments to Mali. The decision is effective immediately: “  all rotations of the military and police contingents of Minusma, including those already scheduled or announced  ”, are suspended.” From the press release of the Malian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by Security Council resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 to support political processes in that country and carry out a number of security-related tasks.  However, relations have broken down in the last six months as the Transition Government has expelled or allowed several European partners to leave the country such as France in exchange for hiring Russian mercenaries of the Wagner Group and bringing in Russian paratroopers. The suspension of all deployments to the country, except for those troops already in country, is sure to give the Russian Federation the upper hand.

These actions may even be the result of Russian influence on the transition government, as one senior U.S. Defense Official noted to this publication.

From the MINUSMA website.




Tessaron United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni. Covering flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
- Sponsor -spot_img
- Sponsor -spot_img

Week's Top Stories

More In This Category

100 Injured, 50 Trapped in Church Roof Collapse, Madero, Mexico

Update (2023 EST): Seven have been confirmed killed and...

U.S. Army Apache Helicopter Crash, Beverly WA

Update (2111 EST): No injuries reported among air crew...

Ship Raided Off Irish Coast in Country’s Largest Ever Drug Seizure

Ireland has had its largest-ever drug bust after a...

UN Reports Between 50-1,000 Armenians Remain Within Artsakh, 99% of Population Gone

What Happened The UN on Sunday October 1st made a...