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Timbuktu Then and Now

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 04.21.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

When I heard recently about the rescue of Timbuktu by the French from the Ansar Dine, it somehow made me think of the time when France conquered this city in 1893.

Mali-Niger-Uranium: A Chinese Puzzle

Barry Lando | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Barry Lando

Niger has huge deposits of uranium, and the largest uranium miner is Areva, a sprawling French energy conglomerate, in which the French government has a major interest. To what degree was France's dramatic intervention driven by France's own economic interests?

Algeria: The Land of No Quarter

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 01.24.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Algeria, it has often been noted, has escaped the Arab Spring. This is because it had its own, and extremely bloody, Arab Spring throughout the decade of the 1990s.

Mali: The Case for US Action

John Tirman | Posted 03.26.2013 | World
John Tirman

The disfavor for intervention among American politicians and the public is understandable and a good restraint. But occasionally making a stand against atrocity and extremism, particularly when it's in danger of spreading, is a worthy goal for a great power. Mali just might be the place.

David Wood

In Algeria And Mali, Al Qaeda-Tied Terrorists Pose Challenge For U.S. Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Sharpened by combat over more than a decade of intense counter-terrorist operations across Afghanistan and Iraq, U.S. special operations...

Mali -- A Double Tale of Unintended Consequences

Barry Lando | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Barry Lando

It's very likely that the French and their allies-to-come in Mali will be battling rebel troops trained by the U.S. Special Forces.

Tens Of Thousands Flee Fighting In Mali

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing the latest outbreak of fighting in ...

Mali's Mosaic Of Armed Groups

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

Jan 14 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels launched a counter-offensive on Monday in central Mali after four days of air strikes by French w...

Intervention in Mali: Another Free Ride for China?

Barry Lando | Posted 03.15.2013 | World
Barry Lando

The risks of France's vague, open-ended venture -- which the U.S. has already indicated it will support -- are already being debated. What I find particularly ironic is that the country that has probably most to gain from the intervention is China.

Mali Declares State Of Emergency

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traore declared a state of emergency on Friday as government forces battled to hold b...