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Development Aid for Infrastructure Investment in Africa: Malian relations with China, the European Commission and the World Bank

"This paper compares the terms of a selection of infrastructure aid contracts entered into by the government of Mali with both ‘traditional’ and ‘non-traditional’ donors. It asks whether these forms of aid, conventionally considered to be dichotomou…

Timbuktu's golden legacy: The experience of South African Firms doing business in Mali

"This report is based on a series of interviews that were conducted in Mali in May 2005 with resident South African companies to research their experience of the Malian business environment. The study found that South African companies are mainly i…

Understanding of the Natural Resource Conflict Dynamics The Case of Tuareg in North Africa and the Sahel

"The paper highlights the process leading to the armed conflict of Tuareg and the role of different countries in the conflict. In particular, it examines the way three dramatic events have shaped the livelihoods of Tuareg: the reorganisation of soci…

Policy Brief : Insurgent Movements in West Africa: A Need for Preventive Action in Mali, Niger and Senegal

"This brief seeks to achieve two things. Firstly, it argues that greater attention to the insurgencies taking place in Mali, Niger and Casamance is critical to the maintenance of stability, good governance and peace in the West Africa region and tha…

The West African El Dorado: Mapping the Illicit Trade of Gold in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso

The analyses in this report maps the enforcement and governance challenges, as well as vulnerabilities posed by the illicit trade of gold in West Africa and its impact on regional peace and stability. This report’s scope focuses on the artisanal gol…

Etude sur la Participation des Femmes dans la Gestion des Conflits et la Consolidation de la Paix au Mali / Study on Women's Participation in Conflict Management and Peace-building in Mali

The purpose of this study is not so much to value the status or place of the woman, but rather to contribute to a better understanding of the work they have carried out, committed dynamics and constraints encountered. It highlights gaps in the imple…

The West African El Dorado: Mapping the Illicit Trade of Gold in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso

This report maps the enforcement and governance challenges, as well as vulnerabilities posed by the illicit trade of gold in West Africa and its impact on regional peace and stability. The scope of this report focuses on the artisanal gold sector i…

Prospects for the G5 Sahel Countries to 2040

The G5 Sahel countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – are confronted with multiple challenges. This report uses the International Futures forecasting system to analyse the likely development trajectory of these five countries to …

Etude Exploratoire sur la Prévention et l'Élimination des Violences Basées sur le Genre au Mali: Zone de Bamakok, Mopti et Koulikoro

[Translated English title for this document: Exploratory study on the prevention and elimination of gender based violence in Mali: Bamako, Mopti and Koulikoro.] This exploratory study on prevention and the elimination of gender-based violence in Mal…

Violent Extremism, Organised Crime and Local Conflicts in Liptako-Gourma

This report analyses the links between violent extremism, illicit activities and local conflicts in the Liptako-Gourma region. Addressing regional instability in the long term requires empirical data that helps explain the local dynamics that fuel i…

Mali: Conflict Insight

The Republic of Mali is located in the heart of the West Africa Sahel region. Between 1990 and 2017, its population increased from 8.5 to 18.5 million, with 41.6% of the population currently concentrated in urban areas. Its economy relies on agricul…

The Central Sahel: Scene of New Climate Wars?

Sahelian countries and their international partners should formulate a more accurate and nuanced definition of the relationship between climate change and violence, and more broadly between resource depletion and violence. To paraphrase Tor Benjamin…

Community Engagement in Fighting Transnational Organised Crime in the Liptako-Gourma

Although transnational organised crime (ToC) has, for decades, been going on in the three-border region spanning Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger (known as the LiptakoGourma), analyses show that socio-economic vulnerabilities and state criminalisation …

Five Years after the Bamako Peace Agreement: Where is Mali Heading?

This policy brief highlights some of the key state building conundrums that Mali faces such as the eroding capacity of the central administration, the fragmentation of the security and justice sectors as well as identity divisions. It calls for redu…

Mali: the Institution of a New Constitutional Court

The invalidation of about thirty results of the March-April legislative elections by the Constitutional Court triggered series of violent demonstrations to express dissatisfaction by citizens and as a result, an awakening of crisis in the political …

Peace & Security Council Report Issue 127

On page 2 the article is titled: Mali’s military takeover puts popular protests in the spotlight. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta announced his resignation on Mali’s national television on Tuesday night, 18 August. Earlier that day he was detained …

Malians, though Eager for Change from Failing State and Economy, still demand Democracy

After weeks of massive demonstrations demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s resignation, thousands of jubilant Malians celebrated the military coup that removed him from office on 18 August. But some observers were left to wonder whether demo…

Analyse des Plans d’Investissements Agricoles les cas du Senegal, du Mali et de la CEDEAO / Analysis of Agricultural Investments the Cases of Senegal, Mali and the CEDEAO (ECOWAS)

"The Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development(NEPAD) have implemented ECOWAP (Agricultural Policy of the Economic Community of West African States) / PDDAA (Comprehensive Africa Agriculture …

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2013

In ‘The Other Side of Drones: Saving Wildlife in Africa and Managing Global Crime’ the negative consequences of poaching are felt in Africa and around the world, governments and law enforcement may have a way to counter this threat: the use of unarm…

Analyse des Plans d'Investissements Agricoles ECOWAP/PDDAA Les Cas du Senegal, Du Mali et de CEDEAO - Etude / Analysis of Agricultural Investments The Cases of Senegal, Mali and the CEDEAO (ECOWAS) - Review

"The ECOWAP/PDDAA, a result of the merger of agricultural policy-defining processes, has been implemented with the aim of assisting regional governments to stimulate agricultural productivity, particularly through well-defined investment plans. The …

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