Is Mali at war?

Mali has a reputation as one of the more peaceful African nations, and has not been involved in a major war since its independence in 1960. In the 1980s there were two minor skirmishes with Burkina Faso caused by a territorial dispute, and there is a long-standing on-and-off armed conflict with the Tuareg people. However, both of these took place in areas remote from the major cities and did not directly affect the majority of the population.