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Country Report Mali

  • ID: 2138674
  • February 2015
  • Region: Mali
  • 25 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

On February 19th armed groups campaigning for the creation of an autonomous Azawad entity in northern Mali and the government signed a ceasefire agreement.

The agreement was signed in Algeria's capital, Algiers, where representatives of the armed groups and the government are holding another round of talks as part of an Algeria-mediated peace process. Besides the Malian government, the text's signatories are the Mouvement national de libération de l'Azawad (MNLA), the Haut conseil pour l'unité de l'Azawad (HCUA), the Mouvement arabe de l'Azawad, the Mouvement arabe de l'Azawad-dissident, the Co-ordination pour le peuple de l'Azawad and the Co-ordination des mouvements et fronts patriotiques de résistance.

The ceasefire, which signals a more conciliatory climate in the peace negotiations, represents a positive step towards curbing the inter-factional violence that has escalated since mid-2014, undermining stability and security in northern Mali and threatening to jeopardise the overall peace process. Much of the recent fighting was driven by a tussle for strength between the autonomists and allies of the government ahead of the February round of peace negotiations. READ MORE >

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Country Report Mali

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