Mali: Ban Ki-moon afraid of risks if there is an intervention in the North

The UN Secretary general is currently holding consultations in order to approve or not a African mission in Northern Mali. And this Wednesday he expressed his worries about a potential military intervention.

Read his declarations below.


The lastest from Reuters press agency:

U.N. chief recommends "offensive military operation" in Mali


(Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday recommended that the Security Council approve an African Union peace enforcement mission be deployed to combat Islamist extremists in northern Mali, but did not offer financial support from the world body.


And the BBC:

Mali crisis: UN's Ban gives AU mission guarded support

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recommended conditional backing for a one-year African Union mission against Islamist militants in Mali.


In French on RFI:

Mali: Ban Ki-moon met en garde contre les risques d'une intervention militaire

Alors que les islamistes armés qui occupent le nord du Mali agrandissent la zone sous leur contrôle -ils viennent de s'installer, sans combattre, à soixante kilomètres de la frontière mauritanienne- à l'ONU, mercredi 28 novembre au soir, le secrétaire général des Nations unies, Ban Ki-moon, s'est inquiété des risques d'une intervention militaire au Mali.

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