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#Mali

# mali - Friday 12 August, 2022

Germany along with Irish troops suspends military operations in United Nations Mali mission
# Germany
# Germany

Germany along with Irish troops suspends military operations in United Nations Mali mission

Updated Aug 12th 2022, 5:23 PM 27,514 Views 7 Comments

The Irish Army Ranger Wing will end its participation with German troops in Mali in September.

# mali - Thursday 14 July, 2022

Mali suspends new personnel arrivals to UN peacekeeping mission - which includes Irish troops
# Africa
# Africa

Mali suspends new personnel arrivals to UN peacekeeping mission - which includes Irish troops

Jul 14th 2022, 5:35 PM 11,473 Views 5 Comments

MINSUMA is the mission in which the Army Ranger Wing is involved.

# mali - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Sinn Féin TD accused of 'slur' against Irish Defence Forces' training work in Mali
# Mali
# Mali

Sinn Féin TD accused of 'slur' against Irish Defence Forces' training work in Mali

Jun 30th 2022, 6:40 PM 26,892 Views 38 Comments

The exchange between Simon Coveney and Deputy John Brady happened during a Defence and Foreign Affairs committee on peace keeping.

# mali - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Government renews approval for Irish peacekeeping missions in Syria and Kosovo
# Peace Missions
# Peace Missions

Government renews approval for Irish peacekeeping missions in Syria and Kosovo

Jun 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 7,783 Views 3 Comments

Irish troops are based in the Golan Heights and the Kosovar capital Pristina in UN mandated operations.

# mali - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Irish soldiers to stay in war-torn Mali for now despite French announcement of troop withdrawal
# Mali
# Mali

Irish soldiers to stay in war-torn Mali for now despite French announcement of troop withdrawal

Feb 19th 2022, 12:10 AM 25,965 Views 20 Comments

There are 34 Irish troops in Mali at present.

# mali - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Gambia score late equaliser penalty against Mali as both sides look set to progress at AFCON
# All Square
From The42
# All Square

Gambia score late equaliser penalty against Mali as both sides look set to progress at AFCON

Jan 16th 2022, 3:39 PM 1,626 Views 0 Comments

Ibrahima Kone put Mali in front before Musa Barrow drew the sides level in the 90th minute.

# mali - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

French defence minister warns Mali against Russian 'mercenary' firm
# Mali
# Mali

French defence minister warns Mali against Russian 'mercenary' firm

Sep 21st 2021, 7:27 AM 16,119 Views 2 Comments

France has deployed troops to Mali and the general Sahel area to fight Jihadist groups.

# mali - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Coveney calls for immediate release of Mali president and prime minister after sacking by army strongman
# Military Coup
# Military Coup

Coveney calls for immediate release of Mali president and prime minister after sacking by army strongman

Updated May 25th 2021, 9:20 PM 20,414 Views 17 Comments

The country’s president and prime minister have been detained by the military, after a coup was carried out last August.

# mali - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Mali president resigns after military coup
# New Elections
# New Elections

Mali president resigns after military coup

Aug 19th 2020, 8:26 AM 9,018 Views 12 Comments

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s government had been beset by months of protests.

# mali - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Mali’s president and prime minister held by mutinous troops
# Kati
# Kati

Mali’s president and prime minister held by mutinous troops

Aug 18th 2020, 9:49 PM 13,287 Views 3 Comments

Earlier, soldiers in the garrison town of Kati took up arms and detained senior military officers.

# mali - Friday 5 June, 2020

Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister
# Mali
# Mali

Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister

Jun 5th 2020, 10:09 PM 24,553 Views 43 Comments

Abdelmalek Droukdel was the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa.

# mali - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Three Irish soldiers injured in Mali after device explodes near convoy
# MINUSMA
# MINUSMA

Three Irish soldiers injured in Mali after device explodes near convoy

Feb 25th 2020, 6:18 PM 25,764 Views 28 Comments

The soldiers were injured around 900km north-east of the capital Bamako.

# mali - Monday 26 August, 2019

Army Ranger Wing prepares for deployment to UN mission in 'hostile environment' of Mali
# MINUSMA
# MINUSMA

Army Ranger Wing prepares for deployment to UN mission in 'hostile environment' of Mali

Aug 26th 2019, 7:22 AM 24,890 Views 40 Comments

The mission has been described as the most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the world.

# mali - Monday 8 July, 2019

Zaha goal takes Ivory Coast through to quarter-finals of African Cup of Nations
# Going Through
From The42
# Going Through

Zaha goal takes Ivory Coast through to quarter-finals of African Cup of Nations

Jul 8th 2019, 7:07 PM 5,212 Views 2 Comments

The Crystal Palace star, who is being linked with a move to Arsenal, scored a decisive goal on Monday.

# mali - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Dáil approval to send Ireland's Army Ranger Wing to Mali
# Army Ranger Wing
# Army Ranger Wing

Dáil approval to send Ireland's Army Ranger Wing to Mali

Jun 20th 2019, 10:55 PM 20,715 Views 59 Comments

The mission has been described as the most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the world.

# mali - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

38 dead in attacks on two Mali villages
# Dogon
# Dogon

38 dead in attacks on two Mali villages

Jun 19th 2019, 7:17 AM 10,501 Views 17 Comments

A vote on Irish troops participating in a UN mission in Mali is due to take place in the Dáil on Thursday.

# mali - Saturday 15 June, 2019

What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there?

Jun 15th 2019, 9:00 AM 26,073 Views 43 Comments

This week, Cabinet approved a proposal to send troops abroad for peacekeeping duties.

# mali - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Cabinet approves proposal to deploy Defence Forces personnel to UN mission in Mali
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Cabinet approves proposal to deploy Defence Forces personnel to UN mission in Mali

Jun 11th 2019, 7:44 PM 10,696 Views 26 Comments

The approval comes after nearly 100 people were killed in recent days in a deadly massacre in the country.

# mali - Monday 10 June, 2019

'Murderous attack': Nearly 100 people killed and 19 missing in latest massacre in Mali
# Massacre
# Massacre

'Murderous attack': Nearly 100 people killed and 19 missing in latest massacre in Mali

Jun 10th 2019, 8:32 PM 31,652 Views 20 Comments

There are currently 20 Irish Defence Forces personnel deployed to the EU Training Mission in Mali.

# mali - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali
# Peacekeeping
# Peacekeeping

Cabinet to hear proposal to send Army Ranger Wing to Mali

Jun 9th 2019, 11:28 AM 20,107 Views 45 Comments

If approved this would be the first deployment of the ARW overseas in their special forces role since their deployment to Chad in 2008.

# mali - Monday 1 April, 2019

Massacre of 160 people in Mali 'underlines need for international presence', Dept Defence says
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Massacre of 160 people in Mali 'underlines need for international presence', Dept Defence says

Apr 1st 2019, 9:24 AM 14,754 Views 56 Comments

There are currently 20 Irish Defence Forces personnel deployed to the EU Training Mission (EUTM) in Mali.

# mali - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Irish Defence Forces mission in Mali extended by 12 months

Feb 26th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,162 Views 25 Comments

Serious consideration is being given to sending a small contingent of the Irish Army Ranger Wing to Mali.

# mali - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Varadkar to travel to Mali today to meet with Irish Defence Forces serving abroad
# Mali
# Mali

Varadkar to travel to Mali today to meet with Irish Defence Forces serving abroad

Jan 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,671 Views 42 Comments

Varadkar will be accompanied by Minister of State with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe.

# mali - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Armed hunters 'surrounded the village, separated the people and killed 32 in cold blood'
# Mali
# Mali

Armed hunters 'surrounded the village, separated the people and killed 32 in cold blood'

Jun 24th 2018, 6:01 PM 16,898 Views 13 Comments

Violence has increased over the past three years in central Mali in disputes over access to land and water.

# mali - Monday 19 June, 2017

Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel
# Irish Soldiers
# Irish Soldiers

Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel

Jun 19th 2017, 2:00 PM 27,304 Views 6 Comments

Two EU workers were killed in the attack on a hotel on the edge of the capital Bamako.

# mali - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Controversial PSG defender Aurier praised for 'saving the life' of opponent
# Good Samaritan
From The42
# Good Samaritan

Controversial PSG defender Aurier praised for 'saving the life' of opponent

Oct 12th 2016, 6:17 PM 9,791 Views 2 Comments

The Ivorian has been commended for helping Mali’s Moussa Doumbia, who was knocked out during their recent international match.

# mali - Monday 21 March, 2016

Irish Defence Forces members safe after armed men storm hotel
# Mali
# Mali

Irish Defence Forces members safe after armed men storm hotel

Mar 21st 2016, 11:06 PM 18,732 Views 6 Comments

Four gunmen attacked a training base in Mali, one was shot dead.

# mali - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group
# Ansar Dine
# Ansar Dine

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group

Jan 17th 2016, 8:11 AM 20,301 Views 17 Comments

The couple have lived in Burkina Faso for over 40 years.

# mali - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Three people, including two UN peacekeepers, killed in attack by suspected Islamist militants
# Mali
# Mali

Three people, including two UN peacekeepers, killed in attack by suspected Islamist militants

Nov 28th 2015, 3:26 PM 11,638 Views 16 Comments

A further 20 people were injured in the pre-dawn attack, four seriously.

# mali - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Are we willing to risk Irish lives by sending troops to Mali or Lebanon?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Are we willing to risk Irish lives by sending troops to Mali or Lebanon?

Nov 25th 2015, 5:00 PM 335 Views 109 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney must address the potential dangers involved in sending Irish soldiers to replace French forces, Ryan McCarrel writes.

# mali - Monday 23 November, 2015

Jihadi group names attackers responsible for deadly hotel siege in Mali
# Mali
# Mali

Jihadi group names attackers responsible for deadly hotel siege in Mali

Nov 23rd 2015, 11:29 AM 10,246 Views 19 Comments

Two separate organisations have now claimed responsibility for the attack on the luxury Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako.

# mali - Friday 20 November, 2015

Al-Qaeda linked group kills 27 after nine-hour Mali hotel siege
# Special Forces Storm
# Special Forces Storm

Al-Qaeda linked group kills 27 after nine-hour Mali hotel siege

Nov 20th 2015, 11:03 PM 78,704 Views 173 Comments

An Al-Qaeda-affiliated group is reportedly claiming responsibility.

# mali - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far
# Causalities Of War
# Causalities Of War

Here are some of the heritage sites Islamic State have blown up so far

Sep 6th 2015, 9:45 AM 20,897 Views 51 Comments

This week the terrorist group destroyed a 2,000 year old temple — but it’s not its first time.

# mali - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Two Europeans among five killed, as gunman opens fire in Mali nightclub
# Masked Killer
# Masked Killer

Two Europeans among five killed, as gunman opens fire in Mali nightclub

Mar 7th 2015, 4:25 PM 15,300 Views 16 Comments

“The killer came here because there were foreigners. He wanted to kill foreigners, that’s for sure,” a waiter at the club said.

# mali - Friday 23 January, 2015

Column: The people making a new life in the desert after civil war
# Mali
# Mali

Column: The people making a new life in the desert after civil war

Jan 23rd 2015, 8:00 PM 208 Views 12 Comments

The Mbera refugee camp is home to 50,000 people – most of them from northern Mali, a country torn apart by civil war.

# mali - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case
# Death
# Death

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali's first case

Oct 25th 2014, 6:45 AM 16,104 Views 23 Comments

The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.

# mali - Friday 25 July, 2014

'No survivors' from Air Algerie crash over Mali --- French President
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

'No survivors' from Air Algerie crash over Mali --- French President

Jul 25th 2014, 3:41 PM 9,130 Views 9 Comments

The wreckage of the plane has been located 50km north of the Burkina Faso border in Mali’s Gossi region.

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after 'disintegrating'
# Crash
# Crash

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after 'disintegrating'

Jul 25th 2014, 7:38 AM 15,856 Views 27 Comments

France will send a military unit to secure the wreckage.

# mali - Sunday 15 June, 2014

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day
# Missing You
# Missing You

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day

Jun 15th 2014, 10:45 AM 11,957 Views 41 Comments

Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.

# mali - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Don't forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Dec 19th 2013, 2:45 PM 11,920 Views 25 Comments

Read messages to loved ones from those in some of the smaller overseas missions (where you may not even realise we have troops posted).

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