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Malian Troops Advance On Kidal

AFRICANGLOBE - Malian special forces advanced towards the rebel-held town of Kidal on Thursday on a scouting mission ahead of a possible assault on the last stronghold of the Tuareg terrorist MNLA

Mali’s President Rules Out Talks With Islamists

AFRICANGLOBE - Mali's interim president ruled out talks with Islamist groups who ruled the north for nine months, but said he was ready to meet Tuareg activists from the region. President Dioncounda Traore set out his position after France called for peace talks between Mali's government and "legitimate representatives" from the north.

Ethnic Politics Now Shaping Events in Northern Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethnic politics continue to be significant in events in northern Mali, with militant groups appealing to ethnic fears to gain support. As Mali...

Algeria Committing ‘State Terrorism’ And Atrocities In Northern Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - What began ostensibly in January 2012 as just another invasion by the Sahara desert's Tuareg tribesmen has evolved into what media commentators are calling 'Africa's Afghanistan'. The Tuareg inhabit the Central Sahara and Sahel. Their population is estimated at 2-3 millions. Their largest numbers, some 800,000, live in Mali, followed by Niger, with smaller concentrations in Algeria, Burkina Faso and Libya. In addition, a diaspora extends to Europe, North America, other parts of North and West Africa, the Sahel and beyond.

Mali: Timbuktu – the End of Tourism?

Mali's crisis may have ruinous long-term effects on the socio-economic prospects of one of the world's most fabled cities. Northern Mali is no stranger to...

Al Qaeda-Linked Arab Islamists Declare Full Control of North Mali

Al Qaeda-linked Islamists declared they had secured full control of Mali's desert north, a day after pushing their former Tuareg separatist allies out of...

The Tuaregs – From Arab Nomads to Smugglers and Mercenaries Plaguing...

Mali has experienced perhaps the most significant external repercussions from the downfall of the regime of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. In this article we...