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File photo—A French soldier checks passengers of a transport truck arriving in Gao, northern Mali, on February 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)


Mali, Tuaregs fault France on failing peace talks

Mali, Tuaregs fault France on failing peace talks

Paris, Reuters—Mali’s government and Tuareg separatists both accused France on Wednesday of not doing enough to resolve the political crisis, underscoring the difficulties Paris has in disengaging itself from its former colony. After winning adulation across...
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In this Sunday, July 28, 2013 file photo, men search for their names on a list of registered voters outside a polling station, in Kidal, Mali (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)


Malians return to polls for 2nd round of voting

Malians return to polls for 2nd round of voting

Bamako, Associated Press—Voters lined up Sunday to choose a leader to try to lead Mali out of turmoil after a coup, separatist rebellion and an Islamic insurgency unraveled one of West Africa’s most stable democracies, prompting a French military intervention...
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Burkina Faso’s foreign Minister Djibril Bassole speaks to media after meeting with representatives of Touareg rebels and Malian government on June 10, 2013 at the presidential palace in Ouagadougou. AFP Photo/Ahmed Ouoba


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Malian Tuareg soldiers patrol in the streets of Gao on February 3. Source: 2013SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images


A Kurdish Mold for the Tuareg

A Kurdish Mold for the Tuareg

Recently, the world was surprised by yet another nasty consequence of the Arab Spring: instability in the Sahel. The price for overnight regime change was chaos. Gaddafi’s former regime in Libya had never been the greatest promoter of geopolitical stability, but it...
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Malian Tuareg soldiers patrol in the streets of Gao on February 3. Source: 2013SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images


From Consul to Terrorist

From Consul to Terrorist

As soon as I heard the name Iyad Ag Ghaly in relation to the events in Mali I began to wonder if this could be the same man from the same country? Could it really be him? Iyad Ag Ghaly heads up the military operations of armed terrorist groups in northern Mali; whilst...