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Sunday, October 14, 2012

African Spring! Another nation in Africa, MALI, in the midst of Western fomented turmoil

As the situation in Mali continues to deteriorate and France calls for intervention, journalist Gerald Horne explained to RT that it was Western powers that created the conditions in the first place for Islamic extremists to take over.
He also expressed surprise that “there will be no French troops in this intervention,” as “the North Atlantic nations bear total responsibility for this catastrophe.”
Arms and unexploded weaponry being collected in Libya, November, 2011 (AFP Photo / Mahmud Turkia)24.01, 10:3614 comments

Libyan arms flood ‘nightmare’ for Africa

The arms black market has been flooded with weapons from war-torn Libya, says Russia’s special envoy to Africa Mikhail Margelov, citing concerns voiced to him by local authorities.
A file picture taken on May 2, 2010 shows the Islamic center and a mosque in Timbuktu (AFP Photo/Habib Kouyate)01.07, 06:5416 comments

Extremists destroy historic shrines in Timbuktu, Mali

Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militants have destroyed ancient Sufi shrines in Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, sparking international uproar and drawing attention to the unstable African nation. The ICC has denounced the attacks as ‘war crimes’.
Reuters / Suhaib Salem06.04, 13:172 comments

Junta backpedals as Tuaregs declare independence from Mali

After three months of military advances, the Tuareg forces controlling north-eastern Mali declared its independence from the junta-controlled south-west. Such a turn has prompted the coup leaders to agree to hand over power to civilians.

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