For about three decades, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta played different roles in Mali’s politics.
Whatever its flaws, it doesn’t mean the government action plan should be ignored or opposed. Rather, more needs to be done to achieve its goals.
Mali’s recent coup is a reflection of power wrangling between politicians and the military.
Mali’s president and prime minister have just been arrested and dismissed by the military junta which brought them to power in the first place a few months ago. How did this happen?
A coup may be a quick fix for a problem leader, but history shows that coups beget more coups.
The transition to a civilian government won’t be smooth.
Mali has had a tumultuous 2018, and 2019 might not be any better.
Incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta will be Mali’s next president but an unremarkable first term, and a flawed election, could put a dent in his legacy.
Mali faces huge challenges. Through the upcoming presidential election, Malians will tell the next president what they will and won’t accept for their future.