The ongoing conflicts in Mali are often taken as one and portrayed in relation to religious extremism, irredentism or plain criminality, overlooking tensions arising from changing socio-political relations at the local level. This is particularly...▶
Boukary Sangaré is a PhD student at Leiden University. He has been working in the Central Mali region (Mopti) since 2009. His research on mobile telephony and social mobility among Fulani nomads was part of his MA programme for Bamako University and his ResMa (MA II) for the University of Cheick Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal. Boukary is one of the most renowned anthropologists on Central Mali, especially on the Fulani and their plight during the conflict in 2012 and thereafter. Boukary has been part of several consultation missions to Northern Mali and has published various reports on the region. He is involved in the research programmes of Mirjam de Bruijn, Mobile Africa Revisited and Connecting in Times of Duress. Boukary is currently teaching at the Faculty of Human Sciences and Education (University of Bamako).