Population: 15.77 mn.
GDP: 11.4 bn.
Debt: 2.9 bn.

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 1
  •  9th January 2015

IBK on the back foot

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

  • Vol 55 No 21
  •  24th October 2014

Crisis returns as talks falter

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

  • Vol 55 No 19
  •  26th September 2014

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 Netherlands' next foreign minister. He will not be missed, say Bamako sources. I...

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

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 replaces Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga, who was sacrificed to deflect blame ...

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

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

  • 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

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