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Kone Massa

Kone Massa

HRD, Spokesperson
NO-VOX Afrique & Convergence Malienne Contre les Accaparements des Terres (CMAT)

Kone Massa is the spokeperson for NO-VOX Afrique and the Convergence malienne contre les accaparements des terres (CMAT), and he also works with the coalition Terre et l'Eau Ouest Afrique, UACDDD, and with Porte Ple de la caravane Ouest Afrique. He is one of the leading activists in the fight against land-grabbing in Mali and has been accompanying communities of farmers who have been evicted from their land because of big industrial agricultural projects.


The security situation is fragile even though a peace agreement was signed between rival ethnic groups, Islamic militant groups and the current government in 2015. This instability severely affects the work and capacity of human rights defenders in Mali, as a climate of fear and insecurity is pervasive, especially in the North.