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Vol 54 No 20

Published 4th October 2013


Mali

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

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta emphasised his inaugural message of reconciliation and tolerance with a major national celebration for the country on 19 September, with heads of state from all over the region and world in supportive attendance. Yet unlike most presidential exhortations, this one was in deadly earnest. Creating a new national consensus out of the wreckage of the recent turbulence will be far from easy.

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