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January 3, 2019 2:42 PM Barrick’s new CEO says gold industry shake-up is just starting

Barrick Gold Corp.’s new chief executive officer has a message for the gold industry: This is just the start of a big shake-up. Barrick agreed to buy smaller rival Randgold Resources Ltd. in a $5.4 billion (U.S.) deal announced in September. As part of the agreement, Randgold’s CEO, Mark Bristow, became the chief executive of Barrick, the world’s biggest 22

December 27, 2018 12:09 AM Canadian police presence on peacekeeping missions hits 13-year low

OTTAWA—The number of Canadian police officers on UN missions has reached its lowest point in more than a decade despite a shortage of such personnel on many peacekeeping operations and a Liberal promise to address it. New figures from the United Nations show there were 15 Canadian police officers participating in peacekeeping missions at the end of November 27

October 10, 2018 7:18 PM UN reports sharp deterioration in Mali as Canadian peacekeeping mission starts

Guterres nonetheless paints a picture of a Mali at war with itself, particularly in the centre of the country, as various ethnic groups and extremist groups targeted each other as well as the Malian military, international forces and civilians — leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced. The human rights situation was similarly worse due to hundreds 34

August 23, 2018 6:02 PM Migrant tailors stitch together new lives in Italy

Doumbia said he fled ethnic tensions in Ivory Coast only to realize that the countries to which he had fled — Mali, Algeria and then Libya — were also dangerous. He undertook the risky sea crossing in a rubber dinghy, arriving in Italy in 2016. He received papers allowing him to work while he awaits a response on his asylum request. Bakary Bamba was also born and raised 43

August 22, 2018 6:00 PM Canadian peacekeepers in Mali concerned by reported delays in evacuations

While such evacuations are supposed to be Canada’s primary role, the force’s only two missions so far have involved transporting Dutch long-range patrols to different villages. McKenna says he has heard of hours-long delays in such evacuations being deployed, an issue frustrated German helicopter crews have blamed on patchy communications and cost-conscious 32

June 24, 2018 1:38 PM Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

The Liberal government committed two large Chinook transports and four smaller Griffin escorts for medical evacuations and transport, but the Canadian Forces is sending one more of each as spares in case any of the others break down in the harsh desert heat and dust. The total force will include about 250 Canadian service members who will call a German-run 31

April 16, 2018 12:12 PM Justin Trudeau discusses Mali peacekeeping mission with Michaelle Jean

Former Canadian governor general Michaelle Jean thanked Canada for agreeing to send forces to Mali, which is a former French colony and current member of the Francophonie, adding: “The Sahel region, for Mali and for all of us, is a question of high importance.” She went on to thank Canada for agreeing to send forces to Mali, which is a former French 56

April 6, 2018 12:03 AM 2 UN peacekeepers killed, 10 wounded after attack in northern Mali

A mission spokesperson says the deaths happened Thursday night when several mortar rounds struck a peacekeeper camp. BAMAKO, Mali — The UN mission in Mali says at least two peacekeepers have been killed and 10 others wounded by an attack in northern Mali. Mission spokesperson Olivier Salgado says the deaths happened Thursday night when several mortar 48

March 19, 2018 2:30 PM Details of Canada's peacekeeping mission in Mali unveiled

The year-long deployment is slated to begin in August Canada's contribution to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is expected to include up to six helicopters and a sizeable female presence, all of which will be operating in an area rife with Islamic terrorists, Tuareg rebels - and an unforgiving climate. A French soldier stands inside a military helicopter 35

March 2, 2018 12:13 PM Gunmen attack army headquarters, French Embassy in Burkina Faso's capital

Country targeted in the past by jihadist groups operating across Sahel region An explosion rocked Burkina Faso's army headquarters in the capital of Ouagadougou on Friday and black smoke could be seen billowing above, a Reuters witness said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast. But a witness told Reuters that masked gunmen with backpacks 65