MINUSMA will officially end its activities in the country today. The Mali office played a pivotal role in stabilizing the region.
It facilitated local peace agreements and supported various initiatives fostering social cohesion.
However the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali has borne a heavy toll, losing 310 peacekeepers, the majority in hostile engagements.
Tofik Abdul Nasir has more in the following report *