Update on Mali

Ecowas looks set to accept the Malian military leaders’ power transition proposals and ease economic sanctions.

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Should the coup in Mali make us fear a resurgence of coups in West Africa? Mohamed Tall argues that the way in which ECOWAS manages the current crises in the sub-region highlights the widening gap between Heads of State, who are percevied as part of an union, and the populations whose aspirations are not sufficiently taken into account by the same Heads of State.

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Update on Mali

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, le président malien qui « jouissait du pouvoir sans l’exercer »

  discussess in Le Monde the recent Malian military coup. IBK was overthrown on August 18th by an army that, eight years earlier, in 2012, had greatly contributed to its accession to command by ousting his predecessor, Amadou Toumani Touré. Since then, the state became increasingly fragile. 

Mali : défaire le coup d’Etat sans revenir en arrière

An International Crisis Group report suggests that Malian actors and international parterns need to restore constitutional order and support governance conducive to real reforms rather than restore the previous system and personalities, which have contributed to the crisis in the first place.