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Canada Mali creates its warboard

09:00  24 september  2021
09:00  24 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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 Mali: The Wagner Group soon in Mali? © AFP - Annie Risemberg The Malian President by Interim, Colonel Assimi Goïta, during a review of the Armed Forces, June 7, 2021 in Bamako. Will the Russian mercenaries of the private company Wagner soon be active in Mali? Yes, according to the British News Agency Reuters, which states that negotiations between the transitional authorities and the Wagner group are ongoing and even "close to conclude".

Un soldat malien entre Mopti et Djenne en février 2020 (image d'illustration). © Michele Cattani / AFP A Malian soldier between Mopti and Djenne in February 2020 (image of illustration).

In Mali, the National Transitional Council adopted Thursday the bill establishing a war school. The CNT, which has the value of the legislature during the transition period, voted the creation of this school desired by the new authorities and which aims to strengthen the national security arsenal, including the formation of future executives of the Malian army.

The MSM, Mali War School, will have to "ensure high-level training to senior officers of the defense and security forces" -Armée, police, gendarmerie- but also to certain civilian executives. It will also be a place of research on defense and security strategies, in collaboration with the academic environment.

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the officers who will come out of it to occupy the highest positions of a staff, within the Malian army, of course, but also in international operations such as, for example, UN mission to maintain the peace.

gain autonomy and cohesion

This school of war has been mentioned for several years but the transitional authorities have made it a priority, in order to gain autonomy and cohesion: to date, senior executives of the army are trained Abroad, which creates an addiction for the number of places, and in different countries, which then arouses internal quarrels.

No date or place have yet been advanced, but the cost of future war school is estimated at more than 2.5 billion FCFA.

While the controversy does not disenflow on the possible arrival of the Wagner group, to whom instructional missions could be entrusted, it is a French company composed of former military who has been solicited for the training of the future school. of war.

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Macron describes as "shame" the words of the Malian Prime Minister on an "abandonment" by France .
© Copyright 2021, Obs This time is Emmanuel Macron itself that rises to the niche. The Head of State has described "shame" on Thursday "abandonment" of Mali by France , brought by the Prime Minister of Transition Choguel Kokalla Maïga to the United Nations Tribune. "I was shocked. These remarks are unacceptable [...] while yesterday we presided at the national tribute to Sergeant Maxime Blasco (killed in fight in Mali), it is inadmissible.

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