Rebel killing spree disrupt Mali peace prospects

Mali peace prospectsFrom RUDD KONTE in Bamako, Mali
BAMAKO, (CAJ News) – MORE than 150 civilians have been killed since the beginning of the year as armed Islamist groups extend conflict from northern Mali to the central parts of the country.
This is seen as a strategy to derail fragile peace agreement agreed two years ago.
In the meantime, rising insecurity is increasing the disengagement of the state, violent inter-community clashes and abuses by the Malian army and armed groups, create an ideal environment for the expansion of terrorist groups.
The surge in violent inter-community clashes has led to the death of more than 117 people in 2016 and 2017.
Yesterday (Thursday) the International Federation of Human Rights (IFHR) appealed to the international community to urgently reinforce the capacities of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the central regions of the West African country.
The organisation called upon Malian authorities to show their genuine commitment to fighting against impunity.
“The fight against impunity for perpetrators of the gravest crimes remains ambivalent. We call on the Malian authorities to intensify their efforts towards justice,” IFHR stated.
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