The Coup in Mali, with Alex Thurston (PODCAST 8-26-2020)


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FX’s regular analyst on all things related to the Sahel, Alex Thurston, joins me to discuss the August 18 coup in Mali, the ouster of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, and what may be on the horizon for Mali and the rest of the region.

Keïta voting in Mali’s 2018 presidential election (Voice of America via Wikimedia Commons)

As always, Alex’s blog is a great resource for those interested in the political ups and downs of the Sahel region. He also mentioned a recent Jacobin piece by historian Gregory Mann that is available here.