US News Mali: The elections threatened by the offensive of Katiba Macina in the center?

01:25  16 october  2021
01:25  16 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Combattants jihadistes au Mali (Illustration). © Stringer / AFP Jihadist fighters in Mali (Illustration).

The security situation is degraded tragically in the country. For several weeks, the Katiba Macina of Amadou Kouffa, a member of the Support Group for Islam and Muslims, the Iyad AG Ghaly JNIM, is at the offensive in several sectors of the center of the country: Gourma, Country Dogon , Niono and Djenné circles ... Civil populations make it the costs and this safe alarming situation is invoked by the authorities to justify a possible extension of the duration of the transition.

In the Niono Circle, in the Ségou region, the influence of Katiba Macina continues to expand. Farabougou, Dogofry, Siby, Mariko ... Jihadists prevent farmers from going to fields and burn harvests, depriving the populations of their livelihoods.

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Traditional dozos hunters who oppose them suffer losses and take place at pastoral villages. Breeders can no longer go to the market to sell their livestock and deplore acts of violence and racketeer. The fighting between Dozos and Jihadists did dozens of deaths.

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This week new population movements have been noted. Local sources and humanitarian organizations mobilized in the area are talking about thousands of displaced.

The army accused of

abuses in the circle of Djenné, in the region of Mopti, the populations are also taken in a vise. On the one hand, the Jihadists of the Katiba Macina took control of many villages. On the other, Malian special forces based in Sofara, who are trying to counter them, have proceeded since the beginning of the month to many arrests: twenty-two according to the army, dozens according to local sources which, above all, accuse The army of abuses. Some sources evoke dozens of executions, which the Malian staff has formally denied this Wednesday, October 13 in a statement.

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What consequences for civilian populations? How do they live in areas threatened or even controlled by Katiba Macina? The elections supposed to mark the end of the transition period initiated by the military coup that overthrew President IBK in August 2020 are they threatened? Answers and explanations with Boubacar BA, Director of the Governance and Safety Analysis Center at Sahel. With the case, to start, from the circle of Djenné.

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© Daphne Benoit A soldier of the French mission Barkhane on patrol in the center of Mali, November 1, 2017 the French army killed Saturday. Mali The Chef Jihadist Nasser Al Tergui, Commander of the Katiba of Gourma GSIM (Support Group for Islam and Muslims) Near Al Qaeda, announced Thursday the staff. Nasser Al Tergui was the number two of the Gourma-Serma Katiba of the GSIM and Chief of the Katiba of Gourma, activates along the Malo-Burkinabe border, details the staff in a statement.

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