Population: 15.4 mn.
GDP: 11.4 bn.
Debt: 2.9 bn.

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's government talks about reconciliation and decentralisation but the conflict in the north remains unsettled. Donors have pledged US$4.4 billion to help restart the economy.   

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  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

Keïta's six-month itch

The resignation of the government – after just six months in office – points to growing pressure on President Keïta

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Sanogo case falters

Procedural errors in the arrest and prosecution of Malian coup leader General Amadou Haya Sanogo may be enough to see his trial collapse, legal sources in Bamako have told Africa Confidential. The state seems to have handed enough ammunition to any compet...

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

Talking Timbuktu

Deepening divisions among the armed groups – and the heavy hand of IBK – undermine the chances for talks on peace in the north

  • Vol 55 No 3
  •  7th February 2014

Peace process slows down

The Security Council has sent its own delegation to Mali to try to improve relations with Bamako and advance peace talks on the north

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

Serval’s birthday evokes mixed emotions

Bamako held a parade to mark the first anniversary of the French intervention. Admiration, pride and suspicion were also on display, as a new military pact takes shape

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

Reconciliation and repression

Preventing ethnic conflict will be a major priority, but special interests threaten to interfere

  • Vol 54 No 21
  •  18th October 2013

Flare-up in the north

The spate of Islamist violence in northern Mali early this month confirms the warnings of French military and United Nations peacekeepers that the jihadists who had melted away rather than confront French and African Union forces in January and February w...

  • Vol 54 No 20
  •  4th October 2013

Keïta’s test of words and deeds

There is no doubting the political and financial good will towards the country. The President now has to make good on it

  • Vol 54 No 17
  •  23rd August 2013

IBK's agenda

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta approaches his 19 September inauguration as Mali’s new President backed by an overwhelming 77.62% of the vote, to Soumaïla Cissé’s 22.38%. The mandate sets him up nicely but there is much to do. Most cha...

  • Vol 54 No 16
  •  2nd August 2013

Elections judged a success

The turnout was the highest ever. Shortcomings should not prevent the new leader from restoring some credibility to government

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