With the installation of the firts temporary authorities, the peace process seems finally to progress. But the rivalries persist between the various armed groups and the jihadists movements. Durign these months the peace process progressed, stagned, sometimes seems to collapse. With more than one year of delay on the initial schedule which planned authorities implementation three months after the signing of the Agreement of Algiers in 2015, they were finally settled at the beginning of March in three of the Nord of Mali regions: Kidal, Gao and Ménaka. For nationals and international actors this is a decisive step toward the implementation of peace process, even if the situation still remain uncertain in Timbuktoo and Taoudeni, because before the istallation of the temporary authorities there was nothing concrete. “Finally we move forward” said one of the leader of the Coordination of the movements of Azawad (ex rebellion Touaregue). One of the main disposition of the peace agreement is to prepare the next elections: the Government, the CMA and the coalition of pregovernmental armed groups rapresent the various parties.
CMA Military groups agreeded to withdrow from the checkpoint they did occupy since 5 march at Timbouctu. But thei demands was not satisfied and the tension remain. The CMA fighters, this friday, gave up to Malese Army the checkpoint they did occupy. The decision was taken after a meeting with Minusma leader and french officers from Barkhane operation: they asked to militants leaders to withdrow from the checkpoints, occupied in violation of Algeri Agreement. The army groups leader accepted to leave, but they asked, in return, their complains to be taken in account, and even though none agreement has been signed they have been assured that their message will be transm,itted to the hightest level. Last week CMA army group attacked two checkpoint in the northern part of Timbouctou, threatening to attack the city too: they wanted to protest against the installation of Taoudeni regional president Hamoudi Sidi Ahmed, a native from the village of Araouane.