May 11, 2012

Mali Fighting Fuels African Chaos

Horand Knaup, Der Spiegel

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The military coup and ensuing fighting in Mali has resulted in the deterioration of an already bad situation in Africa's Sahel region. Islamist extremists have gained the upper hand in northern Mali and now control Timbuktu. Al-Qaida and other militant groups now have free reign across vast swaths of Africa.

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TAGGED: al-Qaeda, Africa, Mali, Ecowas, Tuareg, Azawad, Sahel, Timbuktu

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