Dans un entretien en anglais accordé à la Radio France Internationale, Sten Hagberg livre une analyse de la crise actuelle. Cette analyse se base sur les recherches collectives sur le terrain et en ligne par une équipe du LACET composée de Baba Coulibaly, Bintou Koné, N’gna Traoré, Yaouaga Félix Koné, Fatoumata Camara, Almamy Sylla et Ludovic Kibora.
While Malians have expressed widespread support for the military coup, it has been met with almost universal condemnation abroad. This paradox can be explained by the country’s security crisis, which has spilled over into neighbouring countries such as Burkina Faso and Niger.
“The security crisis in Mali since 2011-2012 has led to a situation whereby for the international community, the stability of Mali is key,” says the Uppsala University professor, referring to fears that Mali’s conflict is driving illegal migration to Europe.
“But on the other hand who is paying the price? It’s the Malian people. There are no schools that have opened in months if not years. The public health service is not working. Even the army has been lacking military equipment and these are the people who are fighting terrorist groups.”
For Hagberg, the international community has “invested everything in Keita” for the price of stability. It is a price that Malians are no longer willing to pay.