Chaos in Mali
Rebel Uprising in Western Africa and the U.S. ResponseBuy Full Issue$39.95
Mali, in the western Saharan plains of Africa, lays claim to a history of civilization dating back to 1500 B.C., including the Ghana, Malinke, and Songhai empires, which controlled regional trade routes and interacted with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern peoples for centuries. The famed city of Timbuktu, a center of Islamic study from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to hundreds of priceless manuscripts and artifacts.
The modern history of Mali is similar to that of many African nations — domination by a European colonial power (in this case, France), indep…Buy Full Issue$39.95
In This Issue
Rebel Uprising in Western Africa and the U.S. ResponseRead More
History, Economy, Government, and Foreign RelationsRead More
Military, Humanitarian, and Foreign Assistance IssuesRead More
Chronology of Events From Mali's Independence to the PresentRead More
Authorization of African-Led International Support Mission in MaliRead More
Press StatementRead More
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Pro & Con
Is the Obama Administration Pursuing a Sound Policy in Dealing with the Turmoil in Mali?