Why some Malians join armed groupsFriday, January 26, 2018
Why some Malians join armed groups
More than two years after some of Mali’s armed groups signed a peace accord, insecurity in the country is both escalating and spreading.
When the latest chapter in Mali’s long history of insecurity first broke out in 2012 it was initially restricted to the north, but in recent years the violence committed by a wide range of groups has been growing in the centre of the country.
In the third quarter of 2017, “the security situation worsened and attacks against MINUSMA [the UN mission in Mali] and Malian defence and security forces increased and intensified,” UN Secretary General António Guterres wrote in
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