Mali at the crossroads once more


On the watch: Members of Fama, Gatia and the MSA in a mixed patrol surveying the surroundings of the northern Mali district of Meneka in Gao. — AFP

When Hollande goes, will his successor as French President remove the driving force behind the coalition preventing this West African nation from falling into anarchy?

IF my life has a somewhat surreal quality when I look back at it, the constant shifts of geographical parameters during my formative years must surely be a factor. Not many people get to live in four continents before they turn 18. Of course, it could equally be a penchant for making unorthodox decisions or an affinity for hallucinogenic experimentation that has magnified the aura of disbelief that accompanies my particular brand of nostalgia.

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month
RM5/month

Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Opinion , martin mali politics

   

Next In Columnists

Uncertainty for two Rembau politicians
There’s no place for the crass in the field of football
Ensuring schools remain safe spaces
Clock is ticking for more reforms
Malaysia needs bolder economic reforms beyond fuel subsidy rationalisation
Cooperate or confront?
Clearing the air on SLS 40% revenue appeal
What are we teaching our university students?
So what’s next for Guardiola’s men – five in a row or another treble?
Revitalising Malaysia's maritime industry through BRI cooperation

Others Also Read