The Bundeswehr will remain in Mali until 2024. The Chancellery agreed on this with the ministries. From 2023, a plan for “entry to exit” is to be formulated.

The federal government initially wants to continue the deployment of German soldiers in West African Mali, but also wants to pursue a concrete plan for the withdrawal. According to information from the German Press Agency, it was agreed at a top-level meeting between the Chancellery and the ministries on Tuesday to formulate a mandate for the deployment until 2024, but to start with an “entry into the exit” from next year. A full withdrawal will take about a year, according to previous estimates by military planners.

With this compromise, a difference of opinion between Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens), who wanted a continuation, and the more critical Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD), seemed to be defused. Recently there had been repeated disputes between the military rulers in Mali and the UN mission Minusma, for which Germany provides soldiers. Mali, with a population of around 20 million, has experienced three military coups since 2012. Since the most recent coup in May 2021, the country has been led by an interim military government.

Because the government is spending the money like there’s no tomorrow, taxes are now being increased. The first step has been taken, unnoticed by the public. From January 1st, the inheritance tax on real estate will increase by easily 500 percent.

In the case of the murdered Hanna, there is now an arrest. The police announced this on Saturday. However, the police denied the help of a clairvoyant.

Wilderness trainer Marco Plass survives weeks without electricity on his tours. As a graduate organizational psychologist, however, he believes that chaos threatens German cities in the event of a blackout. Even if an emergency is unlikely, everyone should play through it.

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