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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...
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
Political chaos persists in Mali’s capital Bamako following a military coup in March 2012. Political parties have failed to reach a sustainable agreement despite international pressure, mainly from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). But in the rebel-controlled north of the divided country, two factions, one with strong links to Al Qaeda, canno...
Professor Jaime Nogueira Pinto