Arm wrestling between the CMA and the Malian government: How far can the confrontation go?

In a confidential letter addressed to the Algerian authorities and which leaked on social networks, the Malian government accuses the Coordination of the movements of Azawad of repeated violations of the Algiers agreement and of “manifest collusion with terrorist groups”. In this context, how far can this confrontation between the CMA and the Malian government go? What future for the Peace Accord?

Every day, we witness new episodes in the tumultuous relations between Mali and the ex-rebels of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) on the implementation of the Peace Agreement. International meditation, despite its passivity, is pulling out to relaunch discussions between the government and the former secessionists who still have independence aspirations.

In mid-January, a Malian delegation was received by Abdelmadjid Tebboune. And at the end of February, at the invitation of Algeria, the leader of international mediation, all the signatory movements that make up the Permanent Strategic Framework for Peace, Security and Development (CSP-PSD) went to Algiers. Objective of this visit: to try to bring the two parties back to the negotiating table and avoid the resumption of hostilities.

More and more voices are being raised to denounce the attitude of the CMA to lend a hand to the terrorist groups of Iyad Ag Ghaly. And in a confidential email that has gone around social networks, Colonel Major Ismaël Wagué, Minister of National Reconciliation, bangs his fist on the table, accusing the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) of repeated violations of the Algiers Agreement. He also accuses the CMA of “increasingly obvious collusion with terrorist groups”. This missive from the government once again marks the tumultuous relations with the CMA, which has suspended all these activities within the mechanism for implementing the Agreement.

How far can the confrontation between the CMA and the government go? What future for this Agreement which continues to be a hot paw for the very people who affixed their signatures to it?

Already, for many people, the confrontation is not necessary, adding that there is an Agreement that it just has to be implemented.

Ousmane Mahamane

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