Mali is currently facing numerous conflicts throughout its vast territory. In the last 12 months we’ve seen increasing violence between herders and farmers in the country’s central regions. In the first half of 2019, there were two major attacks on civilians: one by Dogon militants against Fulani civilians in March, and one by Fulani militants against Dogon civilians in June. These attacks are part of a worsening trend of rising violence in Mali.
The Simon-Skjodt Center’s research, published in 2018 but still relevant today, aimed to identify the scenarios in which Mali could plausibly experience large-scale, systematic attacks on civilians.
Our quantitative assessment, from the Early Warning Project, estimates the risk of a new mass killing in Mali.
Dangerous speech can be an early warning sign for violence. Our 2018 research report analyzes data from two villages in the Mopti region of central Mali.
Learn about the work of Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim, a PhD candidate in Political Science and a research associate with the Sahel Research Group at the University of Florida.