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Mali

Mali

Population: 15.8 mn.
GDP: $12.0 bn.
Debt: $2.56 bn.
Overview:

Peace talks continue. Tuareg rebels demand autonomy for the north but the government and public favour only decentralisation. After 2014's presidential jet and military procurement scandals, new Premier Modibo Keïta will need all his savvy gravitas to restore donor confidence.

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    Vol 56 No 10 |
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MNLA on the back foot

The latest battle for territory between pro-government forces and militants threatens Mali’s fragile peace process

The main Tuareg secessionist group, the Mouvement national de libération de l'Azawad, has been losing ground – literally and politically – to pro-government forces. The government-...


    Vol 56 No 5 |
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Truce trouble

Leaders of the Tuareg armed groups fighting for the recognition of northern Mali as an autonomous or independent Azawad face the challenge of keeping supporters on board following ...


    Vol 56 No 1 |
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IBK on the back foot

Peace talks with Tuareg rebels and the President’s dented reputation both need their credibility restored

Deadlock in the peace talks with Tuareg rebels promises continued instability and paralysed development for northern Mali this year – unless Algerian mediators step up the pressure...


    Vol 55 No 21 |
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Crisis returns as talks falter

Negotiations over the future of the north have resumed without much sign of any rapprochement

Lethal attacks by jihadists on United Nations' forces and armed clashes among Tuareg factions take place against a background of another round of sluggish peace talks in Algiers. N...


    Vol 55 No 19 |
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MINUSMA minus one

Albert Gerard 'Bert' Koenders, the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative in Mali, may soon be en route to the Hague, where he is seen as the favourite for Nethe...


    Vol 55 No 12 |
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Ripples from Kidal

As retired air force Colonel Major Ba N'Dao settles in as the new Defence Minister, a parliamentary investigation begins into the rout of the army at Kidal on 21 May. N'Dao replace...


    Vol 55 No 11 |
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IBK ducks the blame for Kidal

The army’s defeat by the MNLA has dramatically altered the balance of forces, damaged the President’s reputation and angered the UN

The Malian army suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Tuareg rebels at the northern town of Kidal on 21 May and the aftershocks are taking a heavy political toll. The inter...


    Vol 55 No 8 |
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Keïta's six-month itch

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

Elected in triumph last August, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta faces growing criticism over failures to broker a settlement in the north and boost the national economy. The gover...


    Vol 55 No 6 |
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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 C...


    Vol 55 No 6 |
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Talking Timbuktu

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

Swept to power on a nationalist platform in elections last September, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta intends to make peace on his own terms or not at all. That was the clear...


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