Mali needs comprehensive strategy to prevent violence and human rights abuses, says Independent Expert

2019/13/02 – The human rights situation in Mali is a cause of grave concern as security and humanitarian conditions in central and northern areas continue to worsen, says UN Independent Expert Alioune Tine.

“The combination of violence across communal lines, coupled with the violence of armed extremist group operations, the anti-terrorist operations of the Malian and international defence and security forces, and organized crime create a deep sense of fear and insecurity,” said Mr. Tine presenting a statement at the end of a fact-finding visit. Continuer à lire … « Mali needs comprehensive strategy to prevent violence and human rights abuses, says Independent Expert »

Mali : l’état de santé de Sophie Pétronin se dégrade selon ses ravisseurs

2018/12/11 – L’état de santé de l’humanitaire franco-suisse Sophie Pétronin, s’est dégradé selon un communiqué diffusé par le groupe djihadiste qui la retient en otage, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, affilié à Al-Qaïda. Agée de 75 ans, elle est retenue depuis deux ans au Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali : l’état de santé de Sophie Pétronin se dégrade selon ses ravisseurs »

Analysis: Jihadist exploitation of communal violence in Mali

2017/07/17 . In a press briefing earlier today, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) detailed an alarming rise in communal violence among different ethnic groups in central Mali. Continuer à lire … « Analysis: Jihadist exploitation of communal violence in Mali »

Analysis: Conflict within a conflict in Mali’s northern Menaka region

2018/05/04 – Over the course of the last week, intercommunal violence within Mali’s northern Menaka region has escalated in dramatic fashion. Dozens of civilians from Tuareg and Fulani communities have been killed in massacres while ongoing counterterrorism operations are being conducted against the so-called Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). Continuer à lire … « Analysis: Conflict within a conflict in Mali’s northern Menaka region »

Mali – Talks with jihadists? A radical idea gains currency in Mali

2018/04/26 In Mali, which has been wracked by violence and is prone to frequent and deadly jihadist attacks, the once unthinkable is now being asked by observers: is it time to negotiate with the extremists?

« Every analysis of the Malian crisis shows that a purely military solution is not possible,” said Ambroise Dakouo of the Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa (ARGA), a think tank. “We cannot be dogmatic. We must be open to dialogue with these groups to find out if conciliation is possible. We must find out what they want and what we can concede.” Continuer à lire … « Mali – Talks with jihadists? A radical idea gains currency in Mali »

Mali – Jihadists Gain Strength Even as Troops Arrive in West Africa

2018/04/24 – As a convoy of United Nations police on a night patrol stopped to chat with residents on the sand-blown streets of the central Malian city of Sevare, Sada Cissoko could no longer hold back his emotions.  Continuer à lire … « Mali – Jihadists Gain Strength Even as Troops Arrive in West Africa »

Mali – Alghabass Ag Intallah : le choix de la paix, enfin ? (Opinion)

2018/04/03 – Le 14 février dernier, La Force aérienne de Barkhane a tué plusieurs chefs du JNIM et désorganisé le groupe terroriste d’Iyad Ag Ghali. Les Ifoghas et leurs leaders sont désormais à la croisée des chemins : choisir sans arrière-pensée le camp de l’APR, celui du Mali uni, ou continuer à trafiquer avec les terroristes, au risque d’un enlisement dans une guerre qui ne dit pas son nom. Un leader semble enfin avoir le pouvoir de faire un choix important: Alghabass Ag Intallah. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Alghabass Ag Intallah : le choix de la paix, enfin ? (Opinion) »