Monthly Archives: August 2020

“Hands off my junta!”

Or, Why the international community should show post-IBK Mali some love The parallels between this week’s events Bamako and those of March 2012 keep coming. On top of the fact that both began as mutinies at the Soundiata Keita military … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Taking it to the streets

Yes, Mali’s 2020 coup looked a lot like the previous one eight years ago. Frustration had been mounting, both among the general public and among the military. The army had been taking too many casualties up north. Troops in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Tuesdays with Mahmoud

During a recent press conference (below), Mahmoud Dicko–former head of Mali’s Haut Conseil Islamique and de facto leader of its political opposition–said that big events in Mali often happen on Tuesdays. The 19 November 1968 coup that overthrew President Modibo … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment