Mali’s junta seeks review of ‘unbalanced’ defence deal with France

Amid heightened tensions between Mali and France, Mali’s transitional authorities have asked for a review of the 2013 bilateral defence accords between Paris and Bamako. FRANCE 24 examines some of the details of the agreement and the likely impact of the latest development on the ground.  Slapped with tough sanctions that have effectively shut Mali’s … Read more

In Mali, ‘France is paying the price for its own ambiguity,’ expert says

France has increased pressure on Mali’s military junta since the West African regional group ECOWAS enforced tough sanctions on the country over the weekend. With the Malian junta calling for protests on Friday against the sanctions and international pressure, particularly from Paris, the stage is set for increased tension between the two countries. FRANCE 24 discussed the implications with … Read more

French military plane crosses Mali in ‘clear breach’ of airspace, junta says

Issued on: 13/01/2022 – 00:15 Mali’s army-dominated government Wednesday condemned what it called a “clear breach” of its airspace by a French military aircraft this week, warning of potential consequences should such practices continue. Malian government spokesman Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga stated that a complaint had been issued to France after one of its military planes … Read more