The following report highlights major news developments in politics, economy, and security in Mali on 22-23 March. A coalition of parties urged the authorities to investigate the death in detention of former Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga. Meanwhile, the international rights group Amnesty International wants the authorities to lift the suspension of two French broadcasters. An economist says Mali’s economy is likely to sink in 2022 due to the adverse impact of the ECOWAS sanctions and the war in Ukraine. The report includes background information to add context where needed. On the military front, the Army lost four soldiers and killed 22 terrorists in two separate attacks. The commander of the air force visited a new base in Gao.

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