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Assimi Goïta

Date of Birth: c. 1983


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Bamako's wolf warrior diplomacy backfires

It may be that Bamako's junta leader Colonel Assimi Goïta calculates that the rhetoric from his chief diplomats Diop and Maïga will distract popular attention from the regime's compromises with West African leaders and international officials...

The US is trying to persuade those around Mali's junta leader Colonel Assimi Goïta that their cooperation with Wagner is blocking Bamako's access to the sort of security assistance that Washington provides to Burkina Faso and Niger...


Weakened president in troubled waters

Sonko suggested that Senegal had been contributing forces to Minusma to serve the interests of France and loudly advertised his full support for Colonel Assimi Goïta whose junta continues to hold 46 Ivorian Minusma-linked troops as virtual hostages (see Pointers)...


Anti-jihad forces try to do without Mali

Choguel Maïga seemed to suit the prickly style of Col Assimi Goïta who appointed him after staging a second coup to dispose of a civilian transitional administration he thought was too accommodating to the West...


Goïta plays to his nationalist gallery

The incident exposes the depth of the resentment that has built up in some quarters of Colonel Assimi Goïta's regime towards the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) since the original Malian putsch in August 2020 (AC Vol 61 No 17 No road back for Keïta)...

And while Colonel Assimi Goïta's regime is clearly seizing on the incident to pressure international forces it has a beef with the UN and its German contingent do seem to have tripped up on the paperwork...


    Vol 63 No 13 |
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Bamako refuses to look to France

Malian military ruler Colonel Assimi Goïta is determined to show that his forces can tackle a growing Islamist onslaught despite the withdrawal of French and European troops under pressure from the regime...

The major role played by the Forces Armées Maliennes reflected junta leader Colonel Assimi Goïta's determination to show that even in the most distant regions of this huge country Malian government troops can succeed without western backing...


    Vol 63 No 12 |
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Mali deals hammer blow to G5 Sahel

Two days later Mali's President Assimi Goïta signed a decree stating that elections would be held by March 2024 meaning that the transition would last 24 months starting from 26 March 2022 – the date of the Ecowas summit at which formal negotiations over the length of the transition began...


Top French minister drawn into bribery row

The summons is another round in the bitter fight between the junta under Colonel Assimi Goïta and Paris and touches some raw nerves about France's relationship with Bamako's civilian elite...


    Vol 63 No 10 |
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Bamako's junta forces hard choices

Additional curbs on its activity imposed by Colonel Assimi Goïta's regime in Bamako make it even harder for Minusma to operate effectively...


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