January 13, 2013

French Mission in Mali Must Be Short

The National, The National

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It is unsettling to see the former colonial power intervening this way, more than 50 years after Mali became independent. But François Hollande, the French president, had evidently decided that the Islamists had to be stopped and that Malian and African forces were not up to the job. It is hard to fault Mr Holland on either conclusion.

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