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Vol 56 No 24

Published 4th December 2015


Mali

Attack targets peace deal

The Bamako hotel attack is meant to hinder the Algiers accord, which recently showed signs of gaining greater acceptance

The days since Islamist gunmen attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako on 20 November, killing 20 civilians, have confirmed both the scale and complexity of the security challenge Mali faces. As they search for the killers and their accomplices, the government and its international allies struggle to contain the threat from terrorist groups in the north, centre and even far south of the country.

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