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“La Guerre au Mali”: Why the French Public Supports the Intervention…So Far

In a rare show of national unity, the French are rallying behind President François Hollande’s decision to intervene militarily in the Malian conflict. Here’s a look at the historical and political forces at play.

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Mali: Imminent Intervention, Uncertain Future

The question of a military intervention in Mali is a hot topic at this week’s UN General Assembly. Mali was profoundly destabilized by the coup which toppled their president in March, and insecurity in the region is making things worse. It’s now time for coordinated, international action.

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Mali Asks ECOWAS For Military Support – Not An Intervention

Dioncounda Traore, the interim president of Mali, requests ECOWAS military assistance: logistics, training, equipment, aerial support – but no ground troops.

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Guinea-Bissau: Military Coup Threatens Democratic Process

Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau have taken over control of the capital, detaining interim president Raimundo Pereira and outgoing prime minister and presidential hopeful Carlos Gomes Jr.

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Guinea Bissau’s President Dies and a Narco-State Plunges Deeper into Crisis

President Malam Bacai Sanha of Guinea Bissauhas passed away. What’s next for Guinea Bissau, a country dubbed the world’s first “narcostate”?

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