More Problems in Mali


Geography in the News: Al Qaeda and Tuareg in Mali – News Watch.

The French have their work cut out for them.  After a military coup last spring

[t]he Tuareg and their surrogates, radical Islamists and al Qaeda, using heavy weapons confiscated during Libya’s uprising, quickly came to control most of the north—one of the poorest areas of the world.

Now they are advancing south, and the French, along with a Pan-African force not yet in place, are trying to stop them.


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