Sun. Sep 24th, 2023

France has proposed a draft resolution that the UN end its peacekeeping mission in Mali on Friday.

The UN Security Council is due to vote on the resolution on Thursday.

It also calls for the withdrawal of all personnel within six months.

There has long been tension between the UN and Mali’s military junta over the presence of the UN force, known as Minusma.

Earlier this month the Malian Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop asked Minusma to leave without delay. French troops have already left.

Analysts fear the security situation could deteriorate, leaving the Russian mercenary group Wagner to combat Islamist militants who control large parts of the country.

By Joy

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