AQIM

By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Feb 5th, 2013
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Stephen Brown George Orwell’s famous statement that some pigs are more equal than others can also be applied to al-Qaeda today. The premiere Islamist terrorist organization that all others try to emulate has always prided itself on welcoming equally as brothers all those who adopt its narrow and viol...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 29th, 2013
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By Christina Hellmich Is Al-Qaeda about to bring terrorism to Europe’s backyard in North Africa? The intervention of French military forces in Mali and the apparent reprisals in the form of the hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas processing plant in Algeria have brought the threat of Al-Qaeda in the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 26th, 2013
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Dore Gold long after the French offensive against African jihadists in Mali got underway, a leader of one of the offshoots of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) declared that his organization would “strike at the heart of France.” AQIM attacked French embassies and most recently a gas...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Dec 9th, 2012
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Sudarsan Raghavan and Edward Cody,independent.co.uk The next war against terrorism is taking shape in this West African country, as African nations backed by the United States and France are readying a force to recapture Mali’s north from extremists linked to al-Qaida and prevent another haven ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 30th, 2012
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Military intervention in foreign countries always leads to unintended consequences. These often occur in neighbor countries of the original target. One example is the Vietnam war which lead to the destabilization of and military intervention in Laos and Cambodia. The U.S. is prone to correct such uni...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 5th, 2012
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Martin Ewi, Senior Researcher, Transnational Threats and International Crime, ISS Pretoria As Malians and West Africans, as well as the international community at large, anxiously await the outcome of the meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, 4 October, to review the Malian cris...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 5th, 2012
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Jeremy H. Keenan The Tuareg are Berbers, not Arabs, and are the indigenous population of much of the Central Sahara and Sahel. Their population is estimated at 2-3 millions. Their largest numbers, some 800,000, live in Mali, followed by Niger, with smaller concentrations in Algeria, Burkina Faso and ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Sep 30th, 2012
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By Jonathan Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun Northern Mali, captured by Muslim fundamentalists earlier this year, is rapidly becoming a new haven and headquarters for the al-Qaida terrorist network. Al-Qaida’s growing presence in the Sahel region stretching across West Africa from the Atlantic to the R...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jul 20th, 2012
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These could pose a threat to Europe within two years, government and security sources believe. The al-Qaeda-linked rebels have pushed out secular Tuareg separatists, leaving them in exclusive control of the north. “If Islamists continue to control vast areas of Mali where they can do what they like, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Jan 17th, 2012
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Officials said that Mohamed Laid Khelfi, governor of the Illizi region, had been abducted and spirited to a hideout on the Algerian border with Libya. Three armed men seized the governor, who was travelling with a security detail, from his car in the most audacious act of terrorism in the oil-rich st...