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Monday, November 30

War and Conflict in Africa

Mali’s volatile mix of communal rivalries and a weak state is fuelling jihadism
War and Conflict in Africa

Mali’s volatile mix of communal rivalries and a weak state is fuelling jihadism

The Mali National men's team will be battling other twenty three nations for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 honors. Back home, a more deadly conflict rages on. The following article on a new book on the ages old conflict sheds new light on the central Malian situation as it is today. A weak Malian state prompted local ethnic communities to organise armed self-defence groups. Flickr Stig Jarle Hansen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Mali’s Mopti region has seen a drastic rise of violence since 2015. Last year at least 202 civilians were killed in 42 incidents. In March this year more than 150 were killed in attacks against two villages in this central Malian region. The attack on the Mopti region was launched by alleged Dogon hunters. The Dog...