Ban Ki-Moon: 'UN should not intervene in Mali'
23 January 2013 Last updated at 07:17 GMT
The United Nations Secretary General has said the organisation should not provide direct support for the ongoing military campaign against Islamist rebels in Mali.
Ban Ki-Moon warned that involvement might put UN staff across the region at risk of reprisals.
Meanwhile French-backed government forces have reported further successes in the country.
Bill Hayton reports.