Friday, April 26, 2013

UN Approves 12,600 Peacekeepers For Mali

UN Approves Peacekeeping Force For Mali -- Voice of America

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has given the green light to transform an African-led force in Mali into a U.N. peacekeeping force. The African soldiers will swap their current helmets for the blue ones of U.N. peacekeepers starting on July 1, but only if the Security Council decides 60 days from now that security conditions are conducive. If not, the council can delay their deployment.

The African force, known by its acronym AFISMA, now numbers about 6,200 troops from countries including Nigeria, Chad, Gabon and Burkina Faso. As the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali - or MINUSMA - it will be authorized to expand to more than 12,000 troops and police.

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More News On The U.N. Approving A Peacekeeping Force For Mali

U.N. Security Council approves creation of Mali peacekeeping force -- Reuters
U.N. Security Council signs off on 12,600 peacekeepers for Mali -- CNN
UN approves peacekeeping force for Mali -- Bloomberg Businessweek/AP
UN votes to send peacekeepers to Mali -- AFP
Mali: UN approves new UN peacekeeping force, Minusma -- BBC
U.N. Establishes Mali Peacekeeping Force -- Wall Street Journal
Peacekeeping force for unsettled Mali gets unanimous UN vote -- Christian Science Monitor
UN Votes to Establish Peacekeeping Force for Mali -- New York Times

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