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Policy paper

PP10: Popular perceptions of the causes and consequences of the conflict in Mali

Afrobarometer Policy Paper 10
Massa Coulibaly 31 Mar 2014 Mali
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In the December 2012 Afrobarometer survey, Malians highlighted the primary causes of the serious sociopolitical crisis that their country was going through, as lack of patriotism on the part of the leaders and weakness of the State. At that time, most Malians had lost trust in the political class and in politicians. One year later (December 2013), however, a follow-up Afrobarometer survey revealed that foreign terrorists and corruption are rather the two primary causes of the Northern conflict and occupation.

Massa Coulibaly

Massa Coulibaly is a research economist in the Groupe de Recherche en Economie Appliquée et Théorique (GREAT)