by Arthur Boutellis and Marie-Joëlle Zahar
The 2015 Bamako Agreement was supposed to usher in a new era of peace and stability in Mali. However, not only has there been little progress in implementing the agreement, but the security situation remains volatile. This state of affairs is all the more troubling given the international community’s mobilization in support of the Malian state. Why, in spite of this mobilization, are some warning that the peace agreement is in danger of collapse?
by Ryan Cummings
Guinea-Bissau President José Mário Vaz issued a bullish challenge to opponents on May 19, to convene a sitting of parliament if they believe his government lacked the majority to effect legislation in the historically unstable West African state. The last such sitting came almost 12 months ago, with the hiatus owing to Vaz’s controversial decision to sack former Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira, citing the ineffectiveness of his government.
N’Djamena, 1 juin 2017 – Le Système des Nations Unies, l'Institut International de la Paix (IPI) et le Département fédéral des affaires étrangères de la Confédération suisse (DFAE), ont organisé une rencontre de haut niveau sur le thème : « Investir dans la Paix et la Prévention de la Violence au Sahel-Sahara ».
May 25, 2017 by Alex Thurston
Mali’s Conference of National Understanding ran from March 27 to April 2, fulfilling one provision of the country’s 2015 peace agreement. But peace remains elusive, especially in the center and north of the country. Mali is troubled by a host of armed groups, whose agendas range from ethnic self-defense to jihadism. Coming out of the conference, one key recommendation by participants was that Mali’s government should talk to the jihadists, or at least the Malian ones.