Report on Mali and the Sahel and the activities of the African Union mission for Mali and the Sahel, 11 Aug 2014
PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
11 AUGUST 2014
- The present Report gives an account of the major developments that took place in Mali and in the Sahel region in general at the political, security and humanitarian levels. It also reports on the efforts made by the African Union (AU), including through its Mission for Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL) and presents briefly the document « Strategy of the African Union for the Sahel Region» attached as annex. The Reports concludes with recommendations on the way forward.
II. EVOLUTION OF THE POLITICAL AND SECURITY SITUATION IN MALI AND IN THE SAHEL
a) Political situation in Mali
- Mali has henceforth emerged fully from the situation of breach of Constitutional legality in which it was plunged following the coup d’Etat of 22 March 2012. The successful organization of the Presidential and Legislative elections in 2013 made it possible to establish new institutions. Parallel to the process of consolidating the democratic institutions, the implementation of the Ouagadougou Agreement of 18 June 2013 is being pursued despite some challenges. On 26 April 2014, President Ibrahima Boubacar Keita appointed Mr. Modibo Keita, former Prime Minister, as the High Representative to the Inclusive Talks provided for under the Ouagadougou Agreement. He immediately initiated consultations with the representatives of the international community in Mali as well as with the Parties to the Talks, particularly the armed groups.