Chad Plays Politics Over Mali Deployment

As some analysts suggest that the response of regional multilateral security architecture to the Malian conflict revealed their shortcomings, many were surprised when Chadian President Idriss Deby announced the withdrawal of his troops.

Chadian military briefing session in northern Mali.

  • Mali:  Lessons From the Crisis for the International Security Architecture

    Institute for Security Studies, 15 April 2013

    The response to the crisis in Mali has revealed the shortcomings of the multilateral security architecture in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African ... read more »

  • Mali:  Chad Begins Withdrawing Troops

    Deutsche Welle, 15 April 2013

    Chad's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to begin withdrawing the country's 2,250 troops from Mali. Soldiers from Chad have played an instrumental role in rooting out Islamists ... read more »

  • Mali:  Democratisation Is Not Solution to Mali's Crisis

    Vanguard, 17 April 2013

    For Western nations, holding elections to restore democracy in Mali is an end, but the prospects of a successful election in the Sahel country is bleak. The country remains divided ... read more »

  • Mali:  Security, Dialogue and Meaningful Reform

    International Crisis Group, 11 April 2013


  • Mali:  Suicide Bombing in Mali Kills Chad Soldiers

    Deutsche Welle, 12 April 2013

    At least three soldiers from Chad have been killed by a suicide bomber in northern Mali. It comes days after France started withdrawing its troops from the country, three months ... read more »

  • Mali:  World Backs Mali Unity

    Magharebia, 12 April 2013

    The first of France's 100 troops left Mali on Tuesday (April 9th), beginning the countdown for the Sahel state to assume responsibility for its own security and stability. read more »

  • Mali:  Urgent Need For Political Reform as French Depart

    Inter Press Service, 12 April 2013

    With France withdrawing troops after chasing Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) from towns in northern Mali, the central government in Bamako should urgently launch a serious ... read more »