France to Send Drones to Mali As Jihadists Flock to North

France is reportedly planning to move two surveillance drones to west Africa before the end of the year.
  • Mali:  France to Send in Drones - Report

    Radio France Internationale, 23 October 2012

    France is to send surveillance drones to back up west African intervention in northern Mali and is meeting top US diplomats in Paris this week to discuss the fighting the Islamist ... read more »

Photo: Al-Jazeera

The Azawad region in northern Mali.

  • Mali:  Military Intervention Looms, But Not Soon

    Radio France Internationale, 13 October 2012

    The planned west African intervention force in Mali is not expected to be there before the end of the year, despite the UN Security Council passing a French resolution calling for ... read more »

  • Mali:  Restore Democracy Then Liberate the North - U.S. Official Johnnie Carson, 1 October 2012

    The top United States diplomat for Africa has acknowledged that military action will be needed to break the control of northern Mali by Islamic extremists and re-unite the country, ... read more »

  • Mauritania:  Mali Intervention Worries Mauritanians

    Magharebia, 4 October 2012

    While Mauritania has not taken an official public stance on the Mali crisis, political parties have been more vocal about how they feel about a possible intervention. read more »

  • Mali:  UN Urges Caution On Mali

    Magharebia, 1 October 2012

    International leaders are divided on how to bring an end to the worsening crisis in Mali. read more »

  • Mali:  Towards Intervention in Mali

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 2 October 2012

    After weeks of shuttle diplomacy, speculation and contradictory signals, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) now looks to have the backing of the Malian ... read more »



Blog Entries

  • Whither US Policy on Mali? [Updated]

    Blog: Sahel Blog, Tue 2 Oct, 01:22 pm 2012

    As the analyst Andrew Lebovich writes, US statements on Mali have been "contradictory," creating confusion about the trajectory of Washington's policy ... read more »

  • Mali:  U.S. Not Ruling Out Unilateral Action in Mali

    United States Department of State, 3 October 2012

    Excerpt from the United States Department of State daily press briefing: read more »

  • Mali:  Rhetoric and Reality of Africom - Lessons From Mali

    Fahamu, 27 September 2012

    What is the value of America's military and humanitarian interventions? Just look at Mali: Its shattered democracy and roving rebel groups are a troubling picture of an AFRICOM ... read more »

  • Mali:  Security Council Debates Deploying Force in North

    Inter Press Service, 26 September 2012

    The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday began to debate a plan to deploy West African peacekeeping troops to tackle the six-month Islamist insurgency in northern Mali. read more »

Blog Entries

  • Senegal:  President Describes Reforms, Says Mali Must Be Reunited, 28 September 2012

    When Macky Sall took office as president of Senegal in April, he promised a 'rupture' with many of the policies of his predecessor, Abdoulaye Wade, under whom he served as prime ... read more »

  • Africa:  State's Carson Says U.S. Supports UN Efforts in Africa

    United States Department of State, 2 October 2012

    The U.S. government supports U.N. initiatives for Africa that were advanced during recent meetings at the United Nations in New York. read more »