Bamako: a new rally to demand the departure of the UN mission from Mali

Bamako - un nouveau rassemblement pour exiger le départ de la mission de l’ONU du Mali

Recently, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has come under fierce attack from the media and the Malian people, following the recent report published by the United Nations, in which it accuses the Malian armed forces (FAMa) of crimes against civilians.

Indeed, the Malian people express their dissatisfaction with the presence of MINUSMA on their territory and demand its departure through demonstrations and campaigns on social networks on numerous occasions.

On May 25, a large demonstration took place in Bamako demanding the withdrawal of MINUSMA from Mali. According to the organizers, MINUSMA is working to discredit the Malian armed forces (FAMa), which is the symbol of the country’s national unity.

The rally was organized by M5-RFP, which is the party of transitional Prime Minister Choguel Maïga, and also civil society organizations that support the transitional authorities, such as “Yerewolo-Debout sur les remparts” or “Sentinelles Mali-Kura”.

“MINUSMA must leave Mali, because the Malian people, the Malian government have been waiting for its result for ten years. Instead of this mission working with the authorities, with the Malian people, it is working to discredit our army, which is our backbone and the symbol of our national unity like the case of Moura: everyone knows that Moura was a sanctuary for terrorists,” asserts Mohammed Kassoum Djiré, president of Sentinelles Mali-Kura.

Remember that the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) arrived in Mali in 2023, under the order of the United Nations Security Council and the Malian State, with the aim of ensuring security throughout Malian territory and to deal with terrorist attacks.

However, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has recently become a legitimate target of the armed groups which carry out successive attacks there because of its lack of effectiveness, which has caused a significant deterioration in security in various Malian cities.

Consequently, Mali currently no longer needs the intervention of foreign forces on its territory, particularly after the rise in power of the Malian armed forces (FAMa) after having won numerous successes in the fight against terrorism.