Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati was assassinated in Bamako on April 13 and was one of the signatories of the 2015 Algiers Peace Agreement.
In a country threatened on all sides, he embodies the element of fragile peace. The current chairman of the Azawad Movement Coordination Association (CMA), Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati (Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati), a coalition of former independent rebels, declared war on Mali in 2012. But he was shot dead on Tuesday, April 13. The attack occurred in broad daylight outside his home in Bamako, the capital of Mali. The two people suspected of shooting him have not been officially identified. Despite this, the suspect was still arrested.
In 2015, Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati represented the CMA during the signing of the so-called Algiers peace agreement with the state and the platform, which was an agreement for armed groups loyal to power alliance. The enemy at the time was committed to maintaining Mali’s uniqueness. Six years later, the country is still an intact country, but it is numbered: in the north and the center, jihadists are expanding their control. “The assassination of Mr. Ould Sidati dealt a blow to the Transitional Government [instauré après le renversement du président Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, le 18 août 2020 ]. This is one of the cornerstones of the peace process”, A Malian diplomat slipped. He feared that his disappearance would further delay the implementation of the agreement.
Since the signing, the negotiated changes have been difficult to achieve. Assuming that the arsenal has been handed over and some people have been integrated into the Malian army, former rebel group fighters-including Mr. Ould Sidati’s Arab Azawad Movement (MAA)-have not laid down their weapons. arms. Faced with a suspicious central government, they demanded greater autonomy in their regions, and they demanded that northern citizens be better represented in the reformed state institutions. In early April, in Kidal province, protesters stated that they wanted to withdraw from the 2015 agreement due to lack of progress.
however, “The text has no choice. Mr. Ould Sidati, he defends himHighlighted the Carter Center’s special adviser Jean Ntole Kazadi (Jean Ntole Kazadi), he is an independent observer of the peace process in Mali. He is a man of dialogue, talking frankly with the government and all other armed movements. After the assassination, the tribute increased exponentially to commemorate the memory of this former teacher. “People with consensus”, According to the UN Special Representative for West Africa, Mahamat Saleh Annadif (Mahamat Saleh Annadif), “Is one of the people who truly believe in and work for peace and unity in Mali”.
Will the successor of Mr. Sidati, head of CMA, continue this path? Some people doubt it. Members of the coalition, including some fighters from the MAA of Mr. Ould Sidati, have been accused of playing double games, publicly declaring that they are working for peace, but are actually complacent with the jihadists. “Mr. Ould Sidati is not attentive to these stories. For him, the only way to defeat the terrorists is to implement the text.”To ensure UN resources.