Mali

Managing the Damage of a Complex Context

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  1. INTRODUCTION

The complex nature of the Malian political impasse exacerbated by the intricacy of insurgency in the north has received global attention with divergent explanations and dimensions to the conflict. It is however generally agreed that it has become a cause of grave human insecurity all over the country and beyond as a threat to stability in West Africa since the Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo-led military coup of March 22, 2012.

Prior to the coup the wives and relatives of the Malian soldiers fighting insurgent groups in the north marched to the presidential palace to demand better care and condition for the soldiers fighting the rebels in the northern regions. According to them (the soldier's wives), the soldiers were fighting with very poor arms and ammunitions and therefore vulnerable.