Extension of MINUSMA - United Nations Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

MINUSMA absorbs and replaces the African Union Mission, MISMA (International Support Mission to Mali, under African leadership) and has lasted for more than 7 years.
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Arquus Bastion Patsas in MINUSMA operation, Mali (Picture source: French MoD)

On April 25, 2013, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2100, creating the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali: MINUSMA (Mission internationale de soutien au Mali). Structural issues in Mali, ineffective governance, internal conflicts (especially the marginalized north) are triggers for this crisis.

At the beginning of January 2013, during violent and repeated terrorist clashes, and notably during the capture of Konna, help was requested from the French. Operation Serval responded, launched in January 2013 in support of the Malian defense and security forces. The deployment of MISMA took place following the start of operations in February.

Throughout these operations, Arquus supported the armies by providing 95% of Operation Serval vehicles, for example. Today, many Arquus vehicles are still present in Africa, such as Bastions or TRM trucks.

On June 29, 2020, the UN Security Council decided to extend the mandate of MINUSMA for one year.