It was hoped that more resolutions would be found for the things that have gone wrong since the multi-dimensional crisis that was triggered in 2012. This seems unlikely as in under seven years, Malians witnessed an insurgency and coup d'état, intervention by French and West African troops, the establishment of a United Nations mission, and jihadist groups reorganising to extend violence from northern to central regions writes Jonathan Sears for The Conversation.
On the Brink - Why 2019 May Be Another Bad Year for Beleaguered Mali
The Conversation Africa, 4 December 2018
For Mali, 2018 opened with measured optimism. But the year is ending with a widening gap between what many expected and the harsh realities of daily life for ordinary Malians. Read more »
Malian military (file photo).
Women, Kids Bear Brunt of Mali Bomb Attacks
CAJ News, 14 November 2018
THE United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has condemned recurring car bomb attacks by armed groups targeting mainly women and children in the country. Read more »
Fighting between extremists, self-defence militias, and government soldiers has displaced tens of thousands of people in central Mali and left hundreds dead, the International ... Read more »
Five years after French soldiers drove Islamist extremists out from the north and peacekeepers moved in, the country is still considered to be the most dangerous UN mission in the ... Read more »
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