Mali

MALI

THE CURRENT SITUATION

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BACKGROUND TO THE CONFLICT

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RECENT NEWS AND REPORTS

More than 1,200 killed in Mali last year, says report. Washingon Post. Feb 14 2019.
‘Urgent need’ to stop Mali violence with ‘effective’ military response: UN expert. UN News. Feb 12 2019.
Tens of thousands of Muslims attend anti-govt rally in Mali. News 24. Feb 10 2019.
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita: ‘Everyone wants peace’. Deutsche Welle. Feb 8 2019.
The West African nation of Mali continues to be shaken by violence. In an exclusive DW interview, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said donors finally need to pay up and help fund the G5 Sahel anti-terror force.
Creating a long-lasting peace in Mali: SIPRI and partners launch first White Book for Peace. SIPRI. Jan 31 2019.
The White Book highlights the fact that there is no single conflict in Mali. Rather, the security crisis is made up of numerous interacting local and micro-local conflicts.
Nigeria finds more than 20,000 kidnapped girls in Mali. Al Jazeera. Jan 23 2019.
Most of the victims were sold as sex slaves after false promises or kidnapping, Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency said.
Ten UN peacekeepers killed in ‘jihadist’ attack. BBC. Jan 20 2019.
What’s happening in Mali, and why are Canadian peacekeepers going there? Globe and Mail.  June 25 2018.
Mali peace deal raises hopes of stability. Deutsche Welle. June 20 2015.
Tuareg rebels finally signed the May peace accord. While the Malian population welcomes this as a step toward more security, it has little faith in the UN stabilization mission, MINUSMA.
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Q&A: Somalia’s conflict. BBC.

Conflict in Mali. USA Congressional Research Service. Sept 2018.

USAID Country Profile. 

Mali Economy. World Bank.

Mali Timeline. BBC.

Mali Timeline since Independence. Al Jazeera.