The situation in northern Mali continues to be tense as Tuareg rebels claim to have taken control of a military camp and posts in the town of Bourem. This comes after weeks of intense fighting against the national army and Wagner mercenaries. Despite a fragile peace deal in 2015, the situation in the region remains volatile and with this most recent development, the peace deal appears to be at risk of unraveling. The Tuareg people have long felt marginalized and neglected by the government, with many calling for greater autonomy or even independence. As the conflict continues, the international community must work to find a lasting solution that addresses the root causes of the conflict and ensures a peaceful and stable future for the people of Mali.