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Mali: An Imposed Peace?

Africa Report N°226, 22 May 2015

A boy runs in front of a mural that reads "Peace", in Timbuktu July 24, 2013.

Fighting recently resumed in Mali, while a peace accord remains a façade. Both sides, with help from international mediators, need to re-open negotiations. They must go beyond prioritising security to include all belligerents and improve access to basic social services, jobs and justice.

Recent Reports

Mali: An Imposed Peace?, Africa Report N°226, 22 May 2015

Fighting recently resumed in Mali, while a peace accord remains a façade. Both sides, with help from international mediators, need to re-open negotiations. They must go beyond prioritising security to include all belligerents and improve access to basic social services, jobs and justice.

Mali: Last Chance in Algiers, Africa Briefing N°104, 18 Nov 2014

As the last phase of negotiations resumes on 20 November, the Algeria-led talks between the Malian government and the armed groups in the north should not be rushed as they offer a unique opportunity for a sustainable peace agreement.

Mali: Reform or Relapse, Africa Report N°210, 10 Jan 2014

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s current legitimacy and a strong international presence give Mali a unique opportunity to engage in serious reforms and inclusive dialogue. However, the window for change is narrow and dangerous political habits are resurfacing.

Mali: Security, Dialogue and Meaningful Reform, Africa Report N°201, 11 Apr 2013

Mali and its international partners need to seize the moment for national dialogue to forestall renewed political and security crises. 

中文

Mali: The Need for Determined and Coordinated International Action, Africa Briefing N°90, 24 Sep 2012

Concerted effort by national, regional and international actors at a special Sahel meeting on 26 September, on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York, is urgently needed to stop Mali from descending further into chaos.

Mali: Avoiding Escalation, Africa Report N°189, 18 Jul 2012

Calls for military intervention in Mali are increasing but it could sink the state, which is already on the brink of dissolution, further into chaos.

Open Letter

UN peacekeepers from the Republic of Chad patrol the area outside the Chadian base in Tessalit, northern Mali, where a military delegation from Bamako is meeting with the commander of the Chadian contingent of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

Open letter to the UN Security Council on Mali
3 June 2014

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