Crisis in Mali
[Technical Report, Research Note]
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC
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The military seizure of power in August 2020 has heightened political uncertainty in Mali amid severe security, governance, and humanitarian challenges. Security conditions have worsened steadily in recent years as Islamist insurgents have expanded from the north into central Mali. A 2015 peace accord with northern separatists remains largely unimplemented. Ethnic militias, some of which appear to enjoy state backing, have massacred civilians in the rural center and northeast. Bamako Fig. 1,while comparatively secure, has seen large terrorist attacks in recent years, such as a hotel siege in 2015 that killed 19 civilians, including one American. Rebel, terrorist, communal defense, and criminal networks often overlap.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics