Captain Amadou Sanago
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Mali crisis threatens stability of West Africa
The West African state of Mali is in turmoil six months after a military coup. A weak and divided transitional government has failed to quell violence in the north where competing rebel groups are fighting for control. The country has formally requested a UN mandate for an international military force of West African troops to help reconquer the north. But the gove...
Libyan war has led to further unrest in Mali and West Africa
The collapse of Libya’s dictatorship has led to the spread of terror and arms throughout West Africa. Muslim fighters and nomadic separatists, once controlled by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces, now have free reign and the weapons to impose their will across Niger, Mali and Mauritania. The military coup in Mali ...