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Mali, touareg Badi by Emilia Tjernstrom under CC license on Flickr

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State control of religious activity in southern Mali following the 2012 crisis
Oct2309_Jason Finch_with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Tone Sommerfelt , Kristin Jesnes 25 August 2015
Faced with the fear of radicalisation, Malian authorities are attempting to regulate an increasingly complex religious field. This policy brief examines the nature of... more  
The Mali presidential elections: outcomes and challenges
Second tour des élections présidentielles à Bamako - Elections run-off in Bamako by Mission de l'ONU au Mali - UN Mission in Mali with cc licence from Flickr Boubacar Ba , Morten Bøås 14 October 2013
Emerging from a severe political crisis that had encapsulated the country for almost a year and a half, Mali staged a remarkably comeback when the country successfully... more  
MINUSMA: first steps, achievements and challenges
MINUSMA Peacekeeper Patrols Site of Mixed Commission Meeting, Bamako by United Nations Photo with cc license from Flickr Isaline Bergamaschi 16 September 2013
This policy brief deals with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). It explains its first achievements and the two mai... more  
The lawless roads: an overview of turbulence across the Sahel
Gao 036 by poulain_aurelie with cc license from Flickr Pietro Musilli , Patrick Smith 10 June 2013
The political, economic and social crises that stretch across Africa’s Sahel region are connected via trade routes that were established centuries ago. The Sahel is no... more  
Mapping the views, interests and expectations of the population in Mali
Outskirts of Bamako by RobBole with cc license from Flickr Kåre Kristensen , Boubacar Ba 17 April 2013
Malians were astonished that the capacity of the Malian government and army could collapse to zero overnight. Many interviewees were worried about the problems of drug... more  
The regional impact of the armed conflict and French intervention in Mali
Ansar al-Din threat stokes Sahel fears by Magharebia with cc license from Flickr David J. Francis 9 April 2013
The French military intervention in Mali placed the country at the top of the international political agenda. But the conflict in Mali and the French intervention have... more  
Mali unmasked: resistance, collusion, collaboration
Mentao refugee camp in Burkina Faso by Oxfam International with cc license from Flickr Morten Bøås , Liv Elin Torheim 15 March 2013
The Islamist rebels are no longer in control of northern Mali, but the crisis is far from over. The north is currently so factionalised that no united position exists... more  
Is a military intervention in Mali unavoidable?
Flintlock 10 - Senegalese and Malian soldiers train with U.S. special forces in Mali - by US ARmy Africa on Flickr Roland Marchal 22 October 2012
The crisis in Mali is not limited to the north, but encompasses important dynamics that affect the whole country. A regional military intervention needs to be planned... more  

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