By Ernst Wolff, Alex Lantier, December 22, 2012
On Thursday the UN Security Council authorized foreign intervention in Mali, under the pretext of freeing northern Mali from occupation by Islamist forces.
By Ernst Wolff, December 15, 2012
Mali’s Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra was arrested and forced to resign by the country’s military junta on Monday night.
By Ernst Wolff, November 17, 2012
The Economic Community of West African States has reiterated its readiness to deploy 3,300 soldiers to the north of Mali before the start of the rainy season.
By Kumaran Ira, November 3, 2012
Hillary Clinton visited Algiers Monday to secure Algerian support for an imperialist intervention in Mali, as a conference to plan for war opened in Bamako.
By Ernst Wolff, October 26, 2012
European and US diplomats and military experts are preparing for a military intervention in Mali.
By Kumaran Ira, October 2, 2012
France and the United States are urging UN Security Council to approve a West African-manned military intervention in Northern Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, September 25, 2012
The West African Economic Community and the government of Mali have agreed on the conditions of a military operation in northern Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, July 17, 2012
Just as the international intervention in Libya was aimed in part at denying China access to North African oil, a military intervention in Mali either led by the US or in cooperation with Washington would target Chinese influence in the country.
By Trevor Johnson, June 8, 2012
Just before 4 p.m. on June 3, a passenger plane crashed into a built-up area of Lagos, Nigeria, killing all 153 people on board.
By Johannes Stern, April 10, 2012
Amid ongoing fighting in Mali, France and the US are threatening to organize a military intervention in the country.
By Antoine Lerougetel, April 5, 2012
France is signaling it will back military action to crush an army revolt that deposed Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré.
By Olivier Laurent, March 28, 2012
Mutinous soldiers led by Captain Amadou Sanagou seized power last Thursday in Bamako, the capital of Mali.