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By IndepthAfrica
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 28th, 2013
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What the Islamist terrorist threat has become is an incoherent pretext to intervene militarily on the part of the west. The only principled position to adopt therefore is the rejection of both, for the self-determination and sovereignty of the peoples. “We, Al Qaeda, announce this sacred operation”. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 28th, 2013
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A decade ago, western leaders’ excessive reaction and inflated rhetoric served to amplify rather than diminish the power of Islamist groups. The same danger now overhangs Mali, Algeria and beyond. A series of events and statements in the early weeks of 2013 suggests that the “war on terro...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 25th, 2013
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A Malian soldier checks two civilians riding on a motorcycle in the recently liberated town of Diabaly January 24, 2013. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters) During the course of the intervention in Mali led by France and members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), militants from the north ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 24th, 2013
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President Obama’s inauguration finally trumped, if only temporarily, the bad news coming out of Mali and Algeria. From the front pages of U.S. newspapers, Americans have been getting a crash course in North Africa’s desolate Sahel region and our fight against an alphabet soup of terrorist organizatio...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2013
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By Oussama Romdhani Al Arabiya Nobody could have probably better expressed the declared intent by the West to meet the ongoing challenges in the Sahel and Sahara regions than UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Speaking to the Commons, on Monday, he talked of a “generational struggle” against terrorism,...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Jan 22nd, 2013
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By Matthew Schofield McClatchy Newspapers The war rages about cities with names such as Bamako and Timbuktu, in a sparsely populated, mostly flat, dusty and landlocked country in northwest Africa. The combatants include a nomadic Berber people known as Tuareg, the French Foreign Legion and a coalitio...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 21st, 2013
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The Real Stakes of the War Rocking West Africa A Malian soldier peeks through a doorway behind which Malian and French soldiers are stationed in Niono. (Joe Penney / Courtesy Reuters) The last few months have shaken Mali to its core. In March 2012, the country’s 20-year relationship with democr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 21st, 2013
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By Sharif Nashashibi Just 10 days into its military intervention in Mali, there are already signs that France may have taken on more than it bargained for. The West African country may become to French President Francois Hollande what Iraq was for U.S. President George Bush and British Prime Minister...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 18th, 2013
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Expert says France fights to protect Europe’s ‘backyard’ Malian soldiers, helped by French troops, move a broken helicopter out a hangar to make room for more incoming troops at Bamako’s airport. The French military action in Mali serves not only to keep the unstable African n...