Malians Want a United Country, Post-Conflict Justice

Author:
Michael Bratton, Massa Coulibaly and Boniface Dulani
Publisher:
Afrobarometer
Publication Date:
16 May 2014
Tags:
Mali, Governance, Legal and Judicial Affairs

According to an Afrobarometer survey conducted in December 2013 with over 2400 respondents, the vast majority of Malians stress that their country must remain a single, unified nation. Citizens decisively reject the 2012 attempt by armed groups to create a breakaway state in Mali's northern territories. But can the supporters of a unified country and advocates of jihad or autonomy settle their differences peacefully in the aftermath of an intense conflict, brutal occupation, and harsh military response? In short, is national reconciliation possible?



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Malians Want Unity, Justice After Conflict

Young people in Gao, in northern Mali, where there is huge support for the country remaining a single nation.

A new survey by the pan-African polling project, Afrobarometer, shows that the people of northern Mali, hit by rebellion, secession and war in 2012, are if anything more committed ... Read more »