Mali’s military rulers take hard-line route to Sahel ‘transition’

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Issue 455 - 25 Feb 2022 - By Marc Howard | 6 minute read

A pattern of similar traits is discernable in the spate of coups d’état that have shaken assumptions about governance across Francophone West Africa – a region which has experienced six putsches since August 2020, when Colonel Assimi Goïta first took over in Mali, after three decades of post-Cold War democratisation.

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