THREE PEACE AGREEMENTS HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM HERDER AND FARMER COMMUNITIES VIOLENCE SPARKED BY ARMED GROUP ATTACKS IN CENTRAL MALI
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 28, 2021
Three peace agreements have been signed by representatives from herder and farmer communities that have been trapped in violence sparked by armed group attacks in Central Mali.
A Swiss Mediator said the accords brought together the Fulani also known as Peul, who mainly comprise semi-normadic herders and the Dogon, who are chiefly sedentary farmers.
The two groups have historic tensions over access to land and water, but the friction turned bloody after armed fighters pushed into their region more than five years ago.
The peace agreement also applies to Koro, a country sized area bordering Burkina Faso that has borne some of the worst bloodshed.