Despite some progress, key challenges to implementing Mali’s peace and reconciliation agreement remained, one year after the Government and armed groups signed the accord, the United Nations envoy in the West African country told the Security Council today. “Quite clearly neither the signatories nor the national… »
The Security Council today approved a 12,600-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation to take over from the African-led mission in Mali on 1 July and authorized the blue helmets “to use all necessary means” to carry out security-related stabilization tasks, protect civilians, UN staff and cultural artefacts, and create the conditions… »
French President Francois Hollande is triumphant about his operation in Mali, but stories are emerging which show a different side of the war. Journalist Gonzalo Wancho tells RT that for every two rebels killed in airstrikes, a dozen civilians died. First published: 4 February, 2013 – on RT.com “We’re learning… »
by Bill Fletcher, Jr., Black Commentator – TRANSCEND Media Service Neocolonialism and the civil war in Mali bring regional instability. The entrance of the French military into the Malian civil war further complicates a descent into hell which that country has been experiencing for the last two years. Mainstream media… »
Exactly one year ago today, the Republic of Mali saw its sovereignty attacked by armed bandits of all kinds. In fact, the Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA), a secessionist movement of the northern regions, in connection with other armed groups, Ançar Dine, Aqmi, MUJAO, and Boko Haram, have invaded three… »
The situation in Mali is confused and complex. People in the south of the country fear for their future under attack as they are by Islamic fighters from the North, the nomadic Touareg in the North seek independence, French uranium interests in the region gives it strategic importance and the… »
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