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Assimi Goïta

Date of Birth: c. 1983


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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...


    Vol 63 No 7 |
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Goïta's junta cracks down mercilessly

Colonel Assimi Goïta's military regime is responding to mounting allegations of human rights violations by the national army and Russian mercenaries of the Wagner Group by lashing out at reporters of the abuses...


Sectarian killings surge as French troops leave

After carrying out operations Maliko and Kélètigui over the past three months the military regime led by Colonel Assimi Goïta – who took power in an August 2020 coup – claimed successes against the jihadists particularly in the central regions...


Bazoum prepares to fight on two fronts

It is a difficult sell domestically where public opinion – as right across the Sahel – has been enthused by Mali's junta leader Col Assimi Goïta and the populist-nationalist rhetoric of his premier Choguel Maïga in defying France...


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