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La Démographie Politique du Conflit au Mali

Cette étude examine la relation entre les confits et les tendances démographiques au Mali – notamment la fécondité, la mortalité et la migration. La démographie du Mali est similaire à celle des pays voisins, le Niger, le Burkina Faso et la Guinée, et refète des tendances plus larges à travers l’Afrique subsaharienne : croissance démographique rapide, taux de fécondité élevés, services gouvernementaux médiocres et une augmentation de la population jeune urbaine au chômage. Ces facteurs agrégés peuvent exposer un pays à un plus grand risque de confit, mais, contrairement aux attentes, ils n’offrent pas réellement une explication causale au conflit au Mali. Read more Originally published on UQAM

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Mali, the G5 and Security Sector Assistance: Political Obstacles to Effective Cooperation

While the security situation in Mali and its border areas continues to deteriorate, the new “Force Conjointe” (FC) of the G5 Sahel states completed its first military operation in mid-November. Its aim is to make a regional contribution to the fight against terrorism and organised crime. A summit was held in Paris on 13 December to mobilise further financial and equipment support for FC. Germany and the EU are strongly committed to this project alongside France. However, efforts to enhance regional armed forces are fraught with problems. International partners prefer a capacity-building approach geared to short-term success over security sector reform and lack a coordinated strategy. The Malian government, on the other hand, preserves the status quo and is not prepared to accept its political responsibility. Read More Article originally published on German Institute for International and Security Affairs

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