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Title:Socio-political turmoil in Mali: the public debate following the coup d'état on 22 March 2012
Authors:Hagberg, StenISNI
Körling, GabriellaISNI
Periodical:Africa Spectrum (ISSN 0002-0397)
Geographic term:Mali
Subjects:coups d'état
political stability
mass media
External link:https://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/afsp/article/view/553
Abstract:On the night of 21 March 2012, a group of young military officers overthrew Mali's president, Amadou Toumani Touré. The group justified the coup by citing the inability of the regime to both deal with the crisis in the North and provide the army with the appropriate material and manpower to defend the national territory. The coup plunged Mali into violence, and caused a de facto partition of the country. The sociopolitical turmoil pitting different political and armed factions against each other has continued unabated and has been accompanied by intense mass media debates. In this report the authors focus on the Malian public debate. Looking at political class, the role of the international community, and the partition of the country, they analyse representations and stereotypes prevailing in this debate. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and German. [Journal abstract]