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COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor – 10 June 2021

During the COVID-19 crisis ACCORD's analysis is focused on the impact of the pandemic on conflict and resilience in Africa.

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ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
References: AfricaCDC, ACLED and African Arguments

This week the Monitor will focus on the 24 May 2021 military coup d’état in Mali, and its implications for Mali and the stability of the greater Sahel region. Natasja Rupesinghe and Yida Diall start us off with a reflection on what the coup means for the larger ongoing effort to prevent and counter the spread of violent extremism in Mali and the region.

The UN Security Council is scheduled to review and renew the mandate of the UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Arthur Boutellis writes about the key challenges facing the mission at this juncture as well as the implications of the coup for the ability of the UN peacekeeping mission to execute its mandate.

One of the drivers of the many different conflicts that are ongoing in Mali is the effect of climate change. Kheira Tarif and Anab Ovidie Grand return to the Monitor with a focus on the impact of climate change on Mali.

Fiifi Edu-Afful helps us to zoom out to the wider region by questioning the implications of the May 2021 coup in Mali for the broader Sahel region.

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Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Chief Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor​
Foto by Ēriks Kukutis
Foto by Ēriks Kukutis
Natasja Rupesinghe
Yida Seydou Diall
Political Unrest or Violence

The Coup and Implications for Preventing Violent Extremism in Mali

  • Natasja Rupesinghe
  • Yida Seydou Diall

The coup d’état in Mali which occurred on 24 May 2021, the second in nine months, marks another critical juncture for the country. Mali continues to face a multi-faceted crisis: a resilient jihadist insurgency which is highly active in northern, central and increasingly southern parts of the country, communal violence, the rising prominence of self-defence militias.

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UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti
UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti
Political Unrest or Violence

Mali: MINUSMA’s mandate renewal in uncertain times

  • Arthur Boutellis

This month, the United Nations Security Council will renew the mandate of the 8-year-old United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) at a time of multiple transitions and great uncertainties, which we have analysed in this recent EPON report.

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Photo by WFP/Rein Skullerud
Photo by WFP/Rein Skullerud
Political Unrest or Violence

Climate change and violent conflict in Mali

  • Kheira Tarif
  • Anab Ovidie Grand

Since May 2020, violent conflict has killed 2,070 people in Mali. Insecurity has forcibly displaced more than 300,000 people, of whom 56 per cent are women. The drivers of Mali’s multiple conflicts are not arcane.

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Photo by ANNIE RISEMBERG/AFP via Getty Images
Photo by ANNIE RISEMBERG/AFP via Getty Images
Fiifi Edu-Afful
Cross-border / Inter-State tensions

Implications of Mali’s Latest Coup for Sahel and West Africa

  • Fiifi Edu-Afful

On 24th May 2021, news broke of yet another coup d’état in Mali, the third in the last decade following the 2012 and 2020 military takeovers. The ‘palace’ coup sees Col Assimi Goïta, yet again, seizing power in Mali and detaining transitional President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, after accusing them of failing in their duties and trying to sabotage Mali’s transition to democracy.

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