Archive for category: Mali

The road to peace in Mali – political roadblocks and other obstacles

The road to peace in Mali – political roadblocks and other obstacles

Civil society organisations are doing good work in Mali. But their job is being made more difficult by the need to address the root causes of conflict, especially the discontent of those in the north.

Mali – hijacked autonomy, outsized ambitions, French intervention

Mali – hijacked autonomy, outsized ambitions, French intervention

Whilst it may be fairly easy for the French forces to take the three major cities of north Mali, there are fears that the Islamic groups will move toward Niger or Burkina Faso, both fragile States.