Mali: War By Default›By leadership project // Thursday, February 7, 2013
David Zounmenou, Acting Program Manager and Senior Researcher
Conflicts Prevention and Risks Analysis Program
Institute for Security Studies, South Africa
It has now been one year since Mali’s descent into instability began. The crisis has seen many phases while local and international actors continue to work out a strategy to respond to it. In early January 2013, the jihadist groups launched fresh attacks on government’s positions, igniting a precipitated France-led military response. There are a number of reasons why it has taken Mali’s partners so long to respond and the French military intervention still has many unanswered questions. Procrastination and ambiguities from the international community are the results of being caught off guard by recent events, and they are a function of long-held threats perceptions, threats analysis and policy design of some of the key actors with interests in the region.MORE
The Escalating Crisis in Mali Requires Decisive Leadership›By leadership project // Monday, September 17, 2012
It has been seven months since Mali descended into the abyss of instability and, to date, a solution still seems elusive. The March 2012 Malian crisis started in a region that has been historically marred by four major civil wars: Liberia 1989-1996 and again in 1999-2006; Sierra Leone 1992-2007; Guinea Bissau 1998-1999; and Cote d’Ivoire 1999-2011. Indeed, the challenges in this Sahel region are a historic manifestation of stalled and failed democratization processes, exacerbated by serious deficiencies in anticipating and addressing the structural bases of conflict.
- Events for the Week of May 27th – June 2nd
- President Obama’s trip to Africa; ‘anarchy’ in the Central African Republic; technology supporting agriculture in Kenya; the mineral paradox in East Africa; emergency meeting of rival political leaders in Madagascar; and release of terrorist suspects in Nigeria
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- Une nouvelle “usine à bébés” découverte au Nigeria
- Plus de 3 milliards d’euros promis pour la reconstruction du Mali
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