Monthly Archives: April 2014

How US military assistance failed in Mali

After Mali emerged from authoritarian rule in 1991, the United States government ramped up┬ábilateral development and military aid to the country’s new, formally democratic regime. American trainers began working with Malian soldiers; those of us who spent time in towns … Continue reading

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Cause for public optimism?

Afrobarometer has recently released the results of a special opinion survey carried out across Mali between 17 December 2013 and 5 January 2014. This survey randomly sampled over 2000 Malians from each of the country’s nine regions and the District … Continue reading

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