Ambassador Traore Ami Diallo: Mali

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity hosted Her Excellency Ambassador Traore Ami Diallo for a presentation concerning the situation in Mali. The Ambassador provided an overview of the situation in Mali, which she described as steadily worsening. She noted in particular the influence of groups (such as Al-Quaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Boko Haram, Tuareg rebels) in the region that have the sole purpose of creating Islamist states. She also underlined the important role that can and should be played by regional organizations, including ECOWAS and the African Union, to assist with the maintenance of order and stability.