Mali’s military government has given the head of the UN peacekeeping mission’s human rights division 48 hours to leave the country. BBC News reports that a government spokesman said the head of the UN peacekeeping mission had committed “subversive actions” in his selection of witnesses to testify at UN Security Council briefings on Mali. Last month, a Malian civil society activist who gave evidence at a UN meeting accused the government’s Russian military partners of serious human rights violations. Meanwhile Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is due in Mali on Monday for a visit aimed at boosting defence and security ties.