Ivory Coast to withdraw from UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

Ivory Coast will gradually withdraw its contribution of military and police from a United Nations peacekeeping force in Mali, according to a letter by its ambassador to the U.N., after Bamako detained 46 of its soldiers in July. Mali accused the soldiers of being mercenaries. Ivory Coast says they were part of a security and… Read More Ivory Coast to withdraw from UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

Britain to withdraw its troops from Mali peacekeeping force

Britain will pull out its 300 troops from a U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali following similar withdrawals this year by other Western nations, a government minister said on Monday. The early withdrawal comes after France and its military allies began withdrawing thousands of troops from Mali this year as the country’s military junta began collaborating… Read More Britain to withdraw its troops from Mali peacekeeping force