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Vol 59 No 1

Published 12th January 2018


Mali

Wanted: change and security

President Keïta may well win this year's election but security is poor and popular resentment is growing

Two events in Bamako in June 2017 point to what 2018 holds in store. The first was the attack on the Kangaba Resort, just outside the capital, which killed four. The other was the wave of mass protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's proposed changes to the constitution, which would have seen him appointing the judge presiding over the Constitutional Court and most of the members of the newly created Senate. Public fury forced him to withdraw the proposal.

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