October 14, 2012

A Test for the UN in Mali

The National, The National

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The United Nations Security Council, so powerless about Syria, has unanimously approved military action to reclaim Mali's north from Ansar Eddine and other Al Qaeda-related groups. This is good news for Mali, and for the UN. But there is still a dismaying amount to be done. This is a test the UN needs to pass, and not only for Mali's sake.

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TAGGED: Ansar Dine, Tuareg, Mali, Africa, United Nations, UN

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