Ansar Dine

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Feb 2nd, 2014
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By Said Temsamani Today King Mohammed VI received, at the Royal Palace in Marrakech, Bilal AG Cherif, Secretary General of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), accompanied by the movement’s spokesperson, Moussa AG Attaher. The Royal audience aims to give a new impetus to the ong...
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Jan 29th, 2013
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Since early 2012, a violent conflict has been brewing in Mali, one that has forced the international community to consider whether or not this North African country is another Afghanistan in the making. The conflict, fought primarily between the government of Mali and a host of insurgent groups, has ...
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Dec 24th, 2012
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On December 23 Islamists occupying northern Mali have destroyed again Timbuktu ancient mausoleums, promising to destroy all the tombs they consider places of “idolatry” .   The European Union reacted by the voice of the chief diplomat Catherine Ashton, “deeply shocked” by...
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Dec 12th, 2012
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When most Americans think of al Qaeda, they don’t think of Africa. But they should, especially considering a country called Mali, where Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its allies are attempting to build an Islamist state. One the size of Texas. And AQIM, which has been implicated in the Benghazi ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 21st, 2012
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Military forces of the African Union are ready to enter the north of Mali to suppress Islamist uprisings. The plan of the operation aimed at restoration of legitimate authority must be submitted to the UN by November 27. So far, the West only promised to help with the logistics, but the strong army o...
By benim
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Nov 8th, 2012
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(AP) — War in northern Mali is inevitable, even if some militants there are now disavowing extremism, the foreign affairs minister of neighboring Burkina Faso said Thursday. Djibril Bassole said Ansar Dine’s recent willingness to engage in dialogue with the Malian government was “a positi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 4th, 2012
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As West Africa’s military intervention looms to end the crisis in Mali, Burkina Faso yesterday led efforts to persuade Ansar Dine, one of the armed Islamist groups controlling northern part of the country, to cut ties with Al-Qaeda. Ansar Dine – Defender of Faith in Arabic – has joined with jihadist ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 16th, 2012
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Bamako – A Timbuktu man accused of drinking alcohol was given 40 lashes on Monday by members of an Islamist group that has seized the north Malian city and imposed Islamic law there, witnesses said. “A young man has just been lashed 40 times for drinking alcohol. The whipping took place i...
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Jul 12th, 2012
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Senegalese Feminist Forum We, members of the Senegalese Feminist Forum, would like to express our full support for the Malian people and especially to the women who are woefully underrepresented in these critical moments of the country’s political life. We also wish to express our concern about...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 12th, 2012
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The United States has joined many in the international community in condemning the destruction of ancient Muslim shrines by Islamic militants in the northern Malian city, Timbuktu. The State Department said Wednesday it is “outraged” that the extremists have destroyed the endangered World Heritage Si...