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Mali’s fire still smoulders despite French intervention
The Islamist and Tuareg forces which disrupted Mali have been driven into neighbouring countries, but their networks have not been wiped out. With elections only weeks away – in theory - there are still major questions to be answered, such as what is the basis of keeping the peace and who will enforce it? And could tribal leaders be the key to reconciling Mali’s no...
Political chaos and uncertainty faces Mali as Tuaregs and radical Islamists control north
Political chaos persists in Mali’s capital Bamako following a military coup in March 2012. Political parties have failed to reach a sustainable agreement despite international pressure, mainly from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). But in the rebel-controlled north of the divided country, two factions, one with strong ...
Libyan war has led to further unrest in Mali and West Africa
The collapse of Libya’s dictatorship has led to the spread of terror and arms throughout West Africa. Muslim fighters and nomadic separatists, once controlled by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, now have free reign and the weapons to impose their will across Niger, Mali and Mauritania. The military coup in Mali ...