Spotlight | Mali
Assimi Goita's risky plan for post-MINUSMA era

The head of the Malian junta, Assimi Goita.
The head of the Malian junta, Assimi Goita. © Idrissa Diakité/EFE/Newscom/MaxPPP
With the end of UN mission's mandate approaching, and with it the viability of Mali's 2015 peace accord, Bamako is trying to build new alliances on the international stage. The blue helmets' departure is partly the result of divisions between the country's ruling colonels. It's forcing junta leader Goita to manoeuvre in an attempt to consolidate his power, while the spectre of clashes in the north looms larger than ever. [...]
Published on 28.06.2023 at 04:40 GMT Reading time 6 minutes Fatoumata Diallo, Joan Tilouine
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