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Jul 18th, 2013
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By Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica Abuja -It is essential that Mali’s presidential election be held as planned for July 28,this call was made by Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday at the opening of a summit of the 15-country Economic Community of West African States (...
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Apr 12th, 2013
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By Karafillis Giannoulis Diango Sissoko, the Malian interim Prime Minister has promised that elections in Mali will take place in July. Sissoko visited Gao in Northern Mali. This was the first visit by a senior government in the region since the French forces freed Gao from all the al Qaeda linked re...
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Mar 31st, 2013
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Islamist militants have launched an attack on Timbuktu in northern Mali, penetrating the city center. French forces have deployed to help the Malian military repel the Islamist fighters. Malian troops evacuated the regional governor and two foreign journalists from Hotel Colombe in Timbuktu’s c...
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Mar 20th, 2013
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The group claims the brutal murder of Philippe Verdon, who was kidnapped from his hotel room in northern Mali in November 2011. Al Qaeda says it has beheaded a French hostage in reprisal for France’s military intervention in Mali, according to reports. Its North African arm claimed responsibili...
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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(AP) A French soldier has died in some of the most intense fighting thus far in the seven-week-old military campaign to push back a jihadist advance in Mali, officials said Sunday. Parachutist Corporal Cedric Charenton was killed Saturday night in an assault in the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains along t...
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Feb 28th, 2013
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The Afghan model of future war based on armed-drones and special-forces is being refined in Mali. But the western states there risk provoking the reaction that defeated them in Afghanistan and Iraq. The evolving western military operation in Mali continues to offer insight into the changing nature of...
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Feb 22nd, 2013
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At least five people have been kille Friday by a car bomb in the remote north-Malian town of Khalil. The blast was meant to target Tuareg MNLA separatists, who are allied with the French forces stationed in the country. According to an MNLA representative, the suspected Islamists had first attempted ...
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Feb 21st, 2013
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Joan Nimarko Although witnessed in the full glare of the international community, Mali’s descent into war appeared remarkable even against the backdrop of a volatile sub region. In little over a year, the country has plunged from rebellion, to coup into a full blown conflict in what could evolve into...
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Feb 16th, 2013
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Samir Amin I am one of those who out of principle condemn all military interventions by Western powers in the countries of the South, these interventions being by nature subject to the requirements of the deployment of control of the planet by the capital of the monopolies that dominate the system. I...
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Feb 6th, 2013
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While François Hollande was briefing the U.S Vice President Joe Biden on the current situation in Mali during a luncheon, the Malian Minister of foreign Affairs Tieman Coulibaly, was speaking to a group of students and analysts and french meida in a conference at Sciences Po Paris. He echoed the scen...