Supporters of Imam Mahmoud, a prominent Malian figure, stated that Mali was in "an impasse" during Saturday's meeting in Bamako. It is obvious that Mali is in an impasse [...]. Although the transitional authorities have been in place for over 22 months, we have not seen any significant changes. It's a shame," stated Youssouf Diawara, general coordinator of Coordination of Movements and Associations of Supporters of Imam Mahmoud Dicko (CMAS).
Thursday's forum was held in Malian capital. Imam Dicko criticized the "arrogance", and pride, of the military that runs the country. Both are arm wrestling at the moment. This criticism of the ruling party has been a rare occurrence from such a prominent national figure. Mahmoud Djokho has not made such comments publicly for some time.
Youssouf Daba Diawara, for his part, denounced Saturday's "installation in Mali a hostile atmosphere to freedom of expression".
After Thursday's statements, he announced that a complaint would be filed against "activists" and "videographers in Malian power's pay". The CMAS issued a press release after the meeting inviting its members and supporters to "remain engaged, standing, and mobilized while waiting for his watchword".
A fringe of the June 5 Movement, (M5), which was present at the August 2020 fall of former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, demanded that the Prime Minister resign during a Saturday press conference. Choguel Maiga. This is the second head of the M5 Strategic Committee.
Mali was in deep security and political crisis since 2012's insurgency and the jihadist insurgencies. In August 2020, Mali suffered two coups by the same colonels.
In January, the Economic Community of West African States took strong retaliatory steps against Mali to support the junta’s plan to remain in power for at least five years more. For the moment, the junta has reduced its claims to 24 month.