AFRICAN UNION APPROVES PLAN FOR MILITARY INTERVENTION IN NORTHERN MALI

Mali rebel mans a truck-mounted anti-aircraft weapon

Mali rebel mans a truck-mounted anti-aircraft weapon

ADDIS ABABA
Nov. 13 (Xinhua)

The African Union (AU) approved a plan produced recently by West African
countries for a military intervention in
northern Mali, the pan-African bloc
disclosed here on Tuesday.

The AU Peace and Security Council gave
the approval after the 15-member West
African grouping ECOWAS agreed on
Sunday to contribute a 3,300-strong force to join Mali’s 5,000 troops in the planned intervention. The AU approval is necessary for the final endorsement by the United Nations late this month or next to give the green light to the deployment.

On Oct. 12, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution in which ECOWAS
was asked to work out a detailed plan for military intervention in northern Mali with 45 days.

The ECOWAS-led operation aims to regain control of Mali’s desert north after rebels including Al-Qaida-linked groups took the area in the aftermath of the March 22 military coup.

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7 Responses to AFRICAN UNION APPROVES PLAN FOR MILITARY INTERVENTION IN NORTHERN MALI

  1. makanaky says:

    The only good i see here is that Nigeria have enough time to prepare prio to deployment as against years ago, when we hurriedly mobilised into Liberia resulting in very avoidable casualties.
    Please, our military planners should do a proper job and if any gaps identified prior to deployment the President should be notified and rectified as the world is watching.

  2. peccavi says:

    How many people wan approve this plan sef? Can we start seeing some ass kicking please?

  3. beegeagle says:

    1. ECOWAS CHIEFS OF DEFENCE STAFF

    2. ECOWAS HEADS OF STATE

    3. AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION

    4. Next, UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL

    Na due process..

  4. jimmy says:

    AAH WHERE IS GEORGE W/ when you need him the dangers of unilateralism,

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