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Population: 24.1m
GDP: $21.66bn
Debt: 55.1% of GDP (2024)

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    Vol 65 No 11 |
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The junta chooses isolation after the EU withdraws its mission

Colonel Goïta will stand for election in 2027, extending the military-led transition to democracy from two years to five

Confirmation that the European Union's military mission in Mali will end at the weekend, coupled with the announcement several days later on 10 May, that the military-led transitio...


The juntas are running out of excuses

Populist rhetoric and ethnic targeting by the military regimes are deepening the region's fault-lines

The lean season in the Sahel this year is starting under the toughest economic and political conditions for generations. Mali and Burkina Faso have been baked by a record-breaking ...

    Vol 65 No 6 |
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Book guts Goïta's junta

Colonel Alpha Yaya Sangaré went from celebrated author to prisoner in one week. On 24 February, he presented his book, Mali, le défi du terrorisme en Afrique, (Mali: ...

Tuareg-Wagner clash in Libya?

Unconfirmed reports in Tripoli claim that a group of Tuareg fighters in southwestern Libya has captured some Wagner Group soldiers there in revenge for the capture of Kidal, in nor...

    Vol 64 No 24 |
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Junta falls out with its fanbase

The regime's split with the anti-French and pro-Russian Yerewolo – its biggest supporter – may have been provoked by links to Hizbollah

Fear of links to Iran and Hizbollah helped turn interim President Colonel Assimi Goïta's regime against its biggest domestic supporter, and to imprison its leader and harass o...

    Vol 64 No 24 |
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Much ado about Kidal

The junta's seizure of this key northern city from the Azawad coalition could create more problems than it solves

The victory of Forces armées maliennes (FAMa) and its Russian Wagner Group allies over the Coordination des mouvements de l'Azawad (CMA) for control of Kidal on 14 November ...

    Vol 64 No 21 |
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The north challenges Goïta on two fronts

The Sahelian juntas have signed a military alliance as jihadist and separatist groups step up their attacks

As Mali's military regime pursues its drive to reassert central government authority over the Kidal region hitherto dominated by Tuareg former separatists, conflict has spread acro...

    Vol 64 No 18 |
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As Bamako pushes out the UN, Islamists seize new opportunities

The junta and its Wagner Group allies are reopening battles with the former separatists as they race to take over the UN's bases

After a decade of the UN's 15,000-strong peacekeeping force operating in northern Mali, the region is adapting to its sudden departure. Two threats stand out: the insurgent Islamis...

    Vol 64 No 15 |
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Not much power to the people

State electricity utility Énergie du Mali is a crucible for political rivalries  and the sacking of its boss highlights a split  in the junta's ranks

As early as March, 'la canicule' (the heatwave) is at work, with temperatures peaking above 40 degrees Celsius until June, and with it demand for electricity for air-conditioning. ...

    Vol 64 No 14 |
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Did Moscow hotline end the UN mission?

The mercenary Wagner group will be the main beneficiary as international peacekeepers prepare to quit and jihadists step up attacks

Malian junta leader Col Assimi Goïta pronounced himself 'very satisfied' on his Twitter account following a lengthy phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 14 June...

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