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Mali: Northern rebels establish Strategic Framework

The Permanent Strategic Framework for Peace, Security, and Development (CSP-PSD) transforms into the Strategic Framework for the Defense of the People of Azawad (CSP-DPA). It will be led by the head of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), a Northern armed group member of this coalition, Bilal Ag Acherif. This name change also aligns with a redefinition of goals.

Mali: Extending the Transition Period, Unspoken Goal of the Government

The national phase of inter-Malian dialogue, set to wrap up proceedings, will take place in Bamako from May 6 to May 10, 2024. This dialogue is portrayed by Malian authorities as a domestic substitute for the 2015 peace agreement, struck with Northern rebel groups. Yet, the organization of this dialogue - from which Malian rebel or jihadist groups are excluded - appears to gradually unveil another aim: the extension of the transition period.

Mali: a portion of the hostages kidnapped last week near

In Mali, some hostages taken on Tuesday, April 16 near Bandiagara were set free. Over 100 passengers from three buses traveling between Bankass and Bandiagara in the country's central region were stopped by armed men. Local sources report that the kidnappers are Jihadists from the JNIM (Group to Support Islam and Muslims), affiliated with al-Qaeda. Other hostages remain captive, and the selection process was not random.

Mali: Political parties call on the Supreme Court

Malian organizations that signed the March 31 declaration filed a petition on Monday, April 22, before the Supreme Court to annul the decree that suspended political activities on April 10. This coalition includes almost all political parties and civil society organizations in the country, of various perspectives. These groups are demanding to resume their activities, yet their chances of success appear slim.

Tiegoum Boubeye Maiga (Malian journalist): “For Modibo, that

Sixty years ago, on March 18, 1962, the Evian Agreement was signed between representatives of the French Government and those of the Provisional Government of Algeria (GPRA). The text defined the conditions for Algeria's independence and put an end to almost eight years of decolonization war. A conflict that had consequences in neighboring countries, especially in Mali, where then-President Modibo Keïta had supported the Algerian national liberation front. Our guest is the Malian journalist Tiegoum Boubeye Maïga.

visit by ECOWAS mediator in Bamako

A delegation from ECOWAS is expected this Friday, March 18, 2022 in Bamako. The West African Economic Organization's mediator for Mali, Goodluck Jonathan, will once again try to agree with the transitional authorities on an election timetable for a return to…

Mali orders French TV company RFI, France 24 off

Mali's military government has ordered the French broadcasters RFI and France 24 to broadcast, and complains that they have wrongly accused the army of abusing it, it said in a statement on Thursday. The Bamako government "categorically rejects these false accusations against the brave FAMA (Malian Armed Forces)," said spokesman Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga. The military "is initiating proceedings ... to suspend broadcasts from RFI and France 24 ... until further notice," he said in a statement dated…

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