Tag Archives: Mali

Elections in Mali: the turnout, and the tensions that remain


In this article, Laurence Deschamps-Laporte asks whether the Malian elections were as inclusive as their 50% turnout rate suggests, and what the political future holds. Laurence is a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford.

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The charismatic, moderate voice of Islam in Mali

Following her update on the Malian crisis, Laurence Deschamps-Laporte highlights the importance of exploring the more moderate voices of Islam in northern Mali. In this post she focuses in on Ançare Dine and its charismatic leader Cheick Haidara, exploring his take on the crisis in Mali, other Muslim groups and the French intervention. Laurence is an […]

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Understanding the Malian crisis and its actors


As conflict Mali continues, Laurence Deschamps-Laporte puts together a timeline of major developments, an overview to the key actors involved, and a note on the current situation. Laurence is an MPhil candidate at Oxford Department of International Development.    

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Mali: intervention and beyond


As debates escalate over international intervention in Mali, Martin van Vliet explores the long-running tensions behind conflict in the north of the country and demonstrates how the Malian state recurrently relied on local militias to respond to these security threats. He argues that falling back on such a “militiatary strategy”  in the current context will not be able to provide […]

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