Socio-political Turmoil in Mali: The Public Debate Following the Coup d’État on 22 March 2012
2012 (English)In: Africa Spectrum, ISSN 0002-0397, Vol. 47, no 2-3, 111-125 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
During the night between 21 and 22 March 2012, a group of youngmilitary officers overthrew Mali’s president, Amadou Toumani Touré. Thegroup justified the coup by citing the inability of the regime to both deal withthe crisis in the North and provide the army with the appropriate material andmanpower to defend the national territory. The coup plunged Mali into violence,and caused a de facto partition of the country. The socio-political turmoilpitting different political and armed factions against each other has continuedunabated and has been accompanied by intense mass media debates. Inthis report we focus on the Malian public debate. By looking at the politicalclass, the international community, and the partition of the country, we analyserepresentations and stereotypes prevailing in this debate.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 47, no 2-3, 111-125 p.
Mali, political systems, domestic political conflicts, Tuareg
Research subject Cultural Anthropology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-187000ISI: 000313225200006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-187000DiVA: diva2:573588