The following report highlights major news developments in politics, economiy, and security in Mali on 11 March. The Foreign Minister leads a strong delegation to Mauritania after accusations of “crime” against Mauritanian nationals, Italy donates $3.3 million to help with humanitarian crisis, Mali retakes position as African cotton top producer, while Minister of Trade announces arrest of fraudulent cattle exporters. On the security side, terrorists have published a video displaying the military equipment they took from the army after the Mondoro attack. An army patrol hit a makeshift landmine and the chief of staff visited the soldiers in Mondoro to comfort them. The report includes background information to add context where needed.

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