Listen to music while browsing

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Mali

By United Nations

April 04, 2012 The Secretary-General welcomes the Security Council's strong condemnation of the forcible seizure of power in Mali and its renewed call for the immediate restoration of constitutional rule in the country. This is a firm and clear message that should be heeded without delay. The Secretary-General also joins the Council in demanding that the rebels, who are conducting attacks, looting and seizure of territory in the north of Mali, cease all violence and seek a peaceful solution through political dialogue.

The Secretary-General has continued his engagement with regional and other leaders on the situation in Mali, holding conversations with the Presidents of Mauritania and Niger, the Foreign Minister of Algeria as well as with President Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire, Chairman of ECOWAS, President Compaoré of Burkina Faso, the ECOWAS appointed Mediator on Mali, and Mr. Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission. The Secretary-General reaffirmed his support for regional efforts to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the crises in Mali aimed at ending the rebellion and restoring constitutional order and the country's territorial integrity. The Secretary-General also renewed his concern over the growing threat of terrorism in the Sahel which contributes to the destabilization of the region and urged regional leaders to continue to work together and with the wider international community to combat this scourge.

THE LIPS OF A FOOL ENTER INTO CONTENTION AND HIS MOUTH CALLS FOR BLOWS.
By: Mishael (dadamishael

Guinea opposition urges protests ov

People assist a protester injured during clashes with police at an anti-government protest in Conakry on April 20, 2015.  By Cellou Binani (AFP/File) Thursday, April 23, 2015

Conakry (AFP) - Guinea's opposition called for protests across the country again ...
read more »

Ebola-hit countries call for $8 bn

Members of the Kagome family carry supplies delivered by the UN's World Food Program in the Dwarzac neighbourhood of Freetown, November 7, 2014.  By Francisco Leong (AFP/File) Friday, April 17, 2015

Washington (AFP) - The three West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola epi ...
read more »

Burundi opposition calls for even b

Protesters throw rocks during clashes with police in Cibitoke, north-western Burundi, on April 26, 2015, as protests escalated over a bid by the president to seek a third term.  By Esdras Ndikumana (AFP) Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Opponents of a bid by Burundi's president to seek a ...
read more »

Mediterranean migrant deaths soar '

Rescued migrants off the Libyan coast arrive at the harbor in Catania, Italy, on April 20, 2015.  By Alberto Pizzoli (AFP/File) Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Geneva (AFP) - Some 1,750 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean since the ...
read more »