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  1. News - World - MALI: ANALYSIS

    From flagship democracy to Islamist battleground

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... implosion was long at the ready: A vast, restive desert north inhabited by disgruntled Tuareg nomads and used as a playground by al-Qaeda operatives. Several hundred kilometres south of its desert ... of three armed Islamist groups now controlling northern Mali- was led by kaleidoscopic desert master Iyad Ag Ghaly. He had led a Tuareg rebellion in 1990, later becoming a government mediator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1103862/flagship-democracy-islamist-battleground
  2. News - World - MALI: ANALYSIS

    France's Mali intervention crucial to prevent rise of jihadist state

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... riskiest battlefields deep in the desert of Mali. President Francois Hollande's backing of air strikes to halt Islamist rebels advancing on the capital Bamako raises the threat level for eight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1127370/frances-mali-intervention-crucial-prevent-rise-jihadist-state

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