What's in Store For War-Torn Mali in 2019
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.
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).
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 »