This double issue focuses on the situation in Mali, a country that has faced decades of violence and instability since gaining independence from France in 1960. Since January 2020, Mali has witnessed a series of attacks by various “Jihadists” groups and internal political instability that finally led to a coup and the overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in August 2020. The decades of violence and instability in Mali have often drawn the intervention of external actors in ways that have raised the significant question of the nature of the state in Africa and its social contract with citizens. This is of concern not only to Mali. The articles in this Bulletin clearly illustrate that in a world that is increasingly interconnected, where an eruption in one corner easily becomes a reverberating disruption elsewhere, we cannot but see the recent coup in Mali as a national crisis with wider regional consequences. By far the most important dimension to this is that Mali has been a playground of numerous foreign interests that at times trump those of regional and local actors. The contentions between European powers on the one hand and ECOWAS and AU on the other hand is a case in point. Read the Full Editorial

Published: December 16, 2020

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Godwin R. Murunga, Ibrahim O. Ogachi

1 - Introduction: Mali, the 2020 Crisis

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2 - Éléments du dilemme malien

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Abdourahmane Idrissa

3 - De quoi le coup d’État du 18 août est-il le nom?

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Ousmane A. Diallo

4 - La gouvernance djihadiste : cas de la katiba Macina dans le cercle de Mopti

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Yida Seydou Diall

5 - JNIM vs EIGS : aux racines profondes de la divergence

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6 - Struggle, Neglect and Archives

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Madina THIAM

7 - Mali’s Corona Coup of 2020: Untangling a Vicious Cycle

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Kodjo Tchioffo

8 - Les enjeux de la violence dite communautaire au Centre du Mali comme facteur important dans la crise actuelle

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Modibo Galy Cissé

9 - Intervention militaire et constitutionnalisme

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Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui

10 - La problématique de l’inclusivité de la transition politique : une analyse des attentes des Maliens au prisme du diktat de la CEDEAO

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Bréma Ely Dicko

11 - De l’euphorie du coup d’État à une transition peu consensuelle

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Aly Tounkara

12 - The Many Entanglements of the Malian Conflict

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Oumar Ba

13 - La rupture de l’ordre démocratique comme aboutissement de la gouvernance chaotique

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Kawélé Togola

14 - Au-delà de la crise au Sahel : enjeux et perspectives pour l’Afrique Entretien avec le professeur Abdoulaye Bathily

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Amy NIANG, Leonide Azah Awah

CODESRIA Bulletin, Nos 5 & 6, 2020: Special Issue - The Crisis in Mali and in the Sahel Region

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