United Nations peacekeepers in Mali guard their camps after an al-Qaeda affiliate attacked their base. Canada has announced it is sending troops to the troubled African nation to support peacekeeping efforts. Photo: AFP

Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali as jihadists ramp up deadly attacks on UN bases

Known by the acronym MINUSMA, the existing peacekeeping presence was deployed in 2013 and has more than 13,000 military personnel and 1,900 police

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United Nations peacekeepers in Mali guard their camps after an al-Qaeda affiliate attacked their base. Canada has announced it is sending troops to the troubled African nation to support peacekeeping efforts. Photo: AFP
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