The War for Northern Mali

AllAfrica's news partners analyse the crisis in Mali, where both African and Western forces have embarked on a war to regain control of the vast north of the country from rebel groups.

  • Mali:   Fierce Fighting Will Open New Dangers

    AfricaFocus, 15 January 2013

    "Three things emerge from the haze. First, fierce fighting in the North and the East, with French forces in the lead, will open up a whole new set of dangers. With Islamist forces… Read more »

  • Mali:   Some Crises Are Truly Global

    Chatham House, 15 January 2013

    The African response to the Mali crisis is an acknowledgement that 'African solutions to African problems' is not always applicable and that some crises are truly global and need… Read more »

  • North Africa:   Sorting Out Mali, Today and Tomorrow

    Moroccan American Center, 15 January 2013

    It would have been nice if Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), its offshoot the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), and Ansar Dine had given the… Read more »

  • Mali:   Why Mali Matters

    Chatham House, 16 January 2013

    Having decided on a muscular emergency intervention to stop jihadist groups from sweeping south to Mali's capital Bamako, France's President Hollande's administration has opted for… Read more »


  • Mali:   Where Is the AU in Mali?

    New Times, 15 January 2013

    Africa is a land of extreme contradictions. It is a continent of incredible abundance, but also unconscionable scarcity. Because of this, Africa attracts adventurers, plunderers… Read more »

  • Mali:   Biya Supports Mali's Intervention

    Cameroon Tribune, 14 January 2013

    Communication Minister and government spokesperson, Issa Tchiroma Bakary says the current initiative to oust the Islamist extremists that have forcefully occupied the northern part… Read more »

  • Mali:   We Must Act Now in Mali

    The Point, 14 January 2013

    It is great and even timely that France and other African countries have begun intervening in Mali to regain rebel-held towns, and stop the advance of Islamist extremists who last… Read more »




Photo: Magharebia

Tuareg rebels.