Fears that oil exploration will exacerbate tensions are based on the fact that oil companies need protection from the government and its partners to be able to operate. This is likely to mean using foreign military forces to protect commercial activities, writes Julie Snorek for The Conversation Africa.
How Oil Exploration Is Adding to Mali's Security Woes
The Conversation Africa, 22 October 2017
Mali is one of the least developed countries in the world, with nearly half the population living near the poverty line. In the past six years, the country has experienced civil… Read more »
Mali Energy Deals May Strengthen Sahel
Magharebia, 19 August 2013
Mali's decision to grant Taoudeni Basin oil exploration licences to international firms is being seen as a new sign of regional stability. Read more »
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