The Pwansi region in northern Mali, a former French colony, has been a virtual ghost town for years.
Its population dwindled from 300,000 to less than 20,000 before its separatist fighters ousted President Amadou Toumani Toure in 2013.
Now, after years of turmoil, the region is looking to rebuild.
The region is a key hub for international aid, with the United Nations and European Union providing funding.
But it has a long way to go before it can fully be a functioning democracy.
For example, a recent report by the French-led peacekeeping mission in the region found that the region has not ratified the International Criminal Court.
That could mean that it could not be held accountable for the crimes committed in its name by the country’s armed groups.
While the PwANSis are hoping to gain a foothold in the north, the country is not at all on the same page with the West.
“We have to take the fight to the West and to the Europeans, and it is not going to be easy,” said Ibrahim Abdi, the head of the Pswani government’s local council.
“The West is not interested in peace.
They want us to fight with them.
They don’t want us because we are a sovereign state.
The Europeans are the only ones who can stop them.”
Despite the country being a U.N. peacekeeping force, the international community has been unable to fully integrate the region.
In 2016, the U.S. and France imposed a ban on the export of military hardware to the region, and the European Union imposed a two-year moratorium on the transfer of weapons.
The ban on arms sales was lifted in February, but there have been no new U.K.-French talks on the issue.
“France and the United States are very clear that Mali is a sovereign nation,” Abdi said.
“They have always been very clear about that.”
For years, the French government has been pushing for an independent federal state for the Pwdansi, but this year it finally started talking with the government in Bamako about opening a formal dialogue.
However, the discussions were held behind closed doors, which the U-N.
has accused of stifling dialogue.
This week, the government announced it will launch talks with the U.-N.
Special Representative for the Countrys Peace Process (SSPP), who is tasked with promoting peace and reconciliation between the region and the international organizations that support it.
The SSPP will also provide technical assistance to the PWDansi government to implement its new policies, including the creation of a new government, Abdi told reporters.
But the PWANSis hope that the talks will not result in any change in Mali’s security situation, which has become increasingly tense as the country has become embroiled in its own internal conflicts.
The recent outbreak of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which began in late August, has made it increasingly difficult for residents to sleep, Abadi said.
As a result, the number of refugees fleeing the country from neighboring Burkina Faso, Niger, and Chad has increased dramatically, he said.
It is also unclear whether the Pwaani will be able to access international aid if it fails to negotiate an end to the fighting.
“I can only say that the government of the country and the government have been in contact, and we hope that things will improve,” Abadi told reporters on Friday.
“But it’s going to take a long time for that to happen.”
In the meantime, Abidi said, he hopes that the U