Mali Is Target of Disinformation, 'Media Demonizes, Manipulates, Destabilizes': Minister
"Our country is the target of informational attacks. It's no secret. Significant sums are being invested to derail what is happening in Mali [...] Africa is at stake. Mali is at stake. Some people would even be happy to empty our countries of people in order to take our resources. Disinformation is used to perpetuate domination, to perpetuate hegemonic policies. You have to demonize, manipulate and destabilize countries", he explained.
The army and the Kidal case
"A perfect illustration is what happened in Kidal. Today, Malian forces control this locality, that's a fact. But first they denied it was possible. Then they said we hadn't done it alone. This is done to denigrate, demonize and claim that the Malian forces are worthless. To claim that they can't succeed, where international forces have failed for ten years, despite billions of dollars being poured in", explained the minister.