Mali to create its War College

The Malian National Transitional Council adopted on Thursday a bill to create a War College. The CNT, which acts as a legislative assembly during the transition period, voted for the creation of the school, which is intended to strengthen the national security arsenal, in particular to train future Malian army officers.

The EGM, the Mali War College, will “provide high-level training to senior officers of the defense and security forces” -army, police, gendarmerie- but also to certain civilian executives. It will also be a place for research on defense and security strategies, in collaboration with the academic community.

 

The officers who graduate from this program are destined to occupy highest positions within the Malian army, of course, but also in international operations such as, for example, UN peacekeeping missions.

 

No date or place has yet been given, but the cost of the future war school is estimated at more than 2.5 billion CFA francs.

While the controversy over the possible arrival in Mali of the Wagner group, to which training missions could be entrusted, has not died down, a French company made up of former soldiers has been asked to provide training for the future war school.

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