Mr. Thera is a Program Officer at the Centre for Security Sector Governance. Previously, he served as the National Coordinator of the West-Africa Network for Peacebuilding in Mali (WANEP-Mali) until 2019. Mr. Thera is also a doctoral candidate in Public Law at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar, Senegal) and the University of Legal and Political Sciences of Bamako (Mali), where he is writing his thesis on "Security and the rule of law in the Sahel: the case of the Republic of Mali". He also holds a DEA in Public Law from the Institute of Political Science, International Relations and Communications of Bamako (ISPRIC) and a Master's degree in Business Law from the University of Legal and Political Sciences of Bamako.

Latest from Boubacar Thera

Le coup d’Etat au Mali et son impact sur le contexte national

Plongé depuis plusieurs mois dans une crise sociopolitique, le Mali a enregistré son quatrième coup d'État le 18 août 2020, suite à une mutinerie de soldats qui a conduit à la démission du président Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Notre expert local en consolidation de la paix, Boubacar Thera, revient sur cet événement, ses causes profondes et ses ramifications dans le processus de paix malien. Read more »

07 October 2020

On Mali’s coup d'état and its impact on the national context

Plunged in a socio-political crisis for months, Mali recorded its fourth coup d'état on August 18, 2020 following a mutiny of soldiers that led to the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Our Local Peacebuilding Expert, Boubacar Thera, discusses the event, its root causes and its ramifications for Mali's tenuous peace process. Read more »

07 October 2020

Le contexte sécuritaire malien exacerbé par COVID-19

Le Mali a été l'un des derniers pays d'Afrique à enregistrer une épidémie de coronavirus, mais l'impact de la pandémie sur le pays est désormais généralisé et les tensions s'accentuent. Dans cet article, notre expert local en consolidation de la paix au Mali examine les mesures prises par le gouvernement pour lutter contre la propagation du virus, l'impact du virus sur la consolidation de la paix au niveau local et les initiatives prises sur le terrain pour sensibiliser la population et assurer sa sécurité. Read more »

10 September 2020

Mali’s security context exacerbated by COVID-19

Mali was one of the last countries in Africa to record an outbreak of coronavirus, however the impact of the pandemic on the country is now widespread, and tensions are mounting. In this article, our local peacebuilding expert from Mali examines the government measures to halt the spread of the virus, the impact of the virus on local peacebuilding, and the initiatives happening on the ground to raise awareness and keep people safe. Read more »

10 September 2020