Tensions between Bamako and Algiers have escalated to the point where both countries have recalled their respective ambassadors.
The diplomatic rift initiated when the Algerian ambassador was summoned to Bamako, with transitional authorities criticizing Algiers for inviting individuals considered hostile to them as part of the peace agreement relaunch.
Imam Mahmoud Dicko has faced accusations of treason, which he vehemently denies. The strained relations between Mali and Algeria raise concerns about potential lasting impacts on the peace agreement.
Malian political analyst Issiaka Tamboura has been speaking to WADR.