Tuareg rebels finally appear to be willing to sign the
May peace accord. While the Malian population welcomes this as a step
toward more security, it has little faith in the UN stabilization
The new peace accord has been on the table for a while now. In fact,
Mali’s government, international mediators and some armed groups already
signed it on May 15, 2015, in the capital, Bamako.
The agreement calls for the recognition of the government in Bamako; in return it gives the north of the country more rights.
Representatives of a Tuareg-dominated alliance called the
Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) have now agreed to sign the
accord on Saturday (20.06.2015). Negotiations repeatedly failed in the