The Nordic Africa Institute


Researcher: A regionalised understanding is necessary to build peace in Mali

Photo: UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

Members of the Chadian contingent of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on patrol in city of Kidal. Photo: UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

Date • 2 Feb 2023

The problems of Mali are so interwoven with those of its neighbours that addressing issues in one country alone will not work. At the same time, the methods of dealing with Mali’s criminal networks and governance and corruption issues cannot be directly exported to Burkina Faso. The approach has to be adapted to local contexts and stakeholders, according to Prof. Kwesi Aning, NAI Associate and Director of the Faculty of Academic Affairs & Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana.