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ICCT in the Media: Méryl Demuynck on Armed groups advancing in Mali

September 30, 2023

On Saturday, 30th September 2023, Méryl Demuynck was interviewed by the Dutch broadcasting service NOS about the withdrawal of French and Western troops from Mali and its consequences. "The population is tired of the constant conflicts," she said. However, anti-French sentiments are rising in West African countries, and nine coups were committed in the region in three years. Demuynck concluded that the Mali scenario could now repeat in Niger, which was one of the last allies of the West. 

Read the full article (in Dutch) below: 

Gewapende groepen rukken op in Mali nu westerse militairen zijn vertrokken