Mali

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Canada’s (too short) extension to the Mali deployment

Earlier this month, it was announced that Canada’s deployment to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, will be extended until the end of August. The detachment of helicopters was originally scheduled to leave a month earlier. However, Romania, who are taking over the transport and medical evacuation tasks from Canada, will not have their […]

Canada and MINUSMA

Canada’s deployment to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is still scheduled to end July 31, despite a request from the UN Department of Peace Operations that Canada remain a few months longer, until the replacement personnel from Romania are scheduled to be in place in October of this year. In a conference […]

Canada, Mali, and what will happen next

According to an article from Canadian Press this month, the United Nations sent a request to Canada in late February to extend the Canadian peacekeeping deployment in Mali. Canada’s current contingent in Mali, of 250 troops and 8 helicopters, has been providing emergency medical evacuations, as well as transporting troops and equipment. They are scheduled to leave at […]

An update on Canada’s UN peacekeeping commitments

Earlier this month, the Standing Committee on National Defence of the House of Commons traveled to Mali and Senegal on a week-long fact-finding mission that included a meeting with Mahamat Saleh Annadif, who heads the UN stabilization mission in Mali. The committee was told by Annadif that the gap between Canada leaving in July and Romania beginning […]

Canada’s Mali peacekeeping deployment update

In a troubling development, earlier this month, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan confirmed that Canada will not be extending its peacekeeping commitment in Mali. Sajjan was quoted as saying, “We’ve said this for a year. We wanted to offer up support for what the UN wanted to do. One big ask they had was the concept of smart […]

Canada and the situation in Mali

pdf available by Corey Levine The following is a summary of Corey Levine’s contribution to the Africa Studies Group’s panel discussion on “Canada’s Contribution to the UN’s Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA): From Risk Taking to Being a Responsible Global Player” that was held April 25, 2018 in Ottawa. Corey Levine is a human rights […]

Update: Peacekeeping and Canada

pdf available by Monique Cuillerier Upon election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to re-engage in UN peacekeeping. He gave explicit instructions to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in the minister’s mandate letter. In August 2016 Canada announced a commitment of up to 600 military personnel, 150 police and $450 million over three years. That commitment was […]

Canada and peacekeeping

At the end of May, Canada had only 40 UN peacekeepers deployed, putting Canada in 81st place amongst troop-contributing countries. A month later, the first Canadian peacekeepers of Canada’s upcoming deployment in Mali have arrived in the country.  By August 2nd, 250 troops, two Chinook helicopters and four armed Griffon helicopters will be in place. Important questions […]

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