Abandoned Munitions Endanger Lives in Mali

As Al Qaeda's wing in north Africa announced it has killed a French hostage in retaliation for French intervention, the UN refugee agency says it is worried that air and ground battles have left the country littered with unexploded ordnance.

  • Mali:  Abandoned Munitions Endanger Lives

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 19 March 2013

    Air and ground battles have left Mali's central and northern regions littered with unexploded ordnance (UXO), seriously endangering the lives of children and the return of ... read more »

According to some analysts, major political and military reforms are needed to restore long-term stability.

  • Mali:  Al Qaeda Says It Beheaded French Hostage - Report

    Tunis Afrique Presse, 20 March 2013

    Al Qaeda's wing in north Africa said it had beheaded a French hostage in retaliation for France's intervention in Mali, Mauritania's ANI news agency reported on Tuesday, citing a ... read more »

  • Mali:  Editor Charged With Mutiny for Critical Story

    Committee to Protect Journalists, 19 March 2013

    A journalist in Mali was charged on Monday with incitement to mutiny and publishing false information in connection with his publication of an article that was critical of a former ... read more »

  • West Africa:  No More Ransoms Paid for French Hostages, Hollande Tells Families

    Radio France Internationale, 19 March 2013

    The wife of one of the French citizens being held captive in the Sahel, says French president François Hollande told families of hostages that France would not pay any ... read more »

  • Mali:  Nouakchott Hosts AU Summit On Mali

    Magharebia, 17 March 2013

    Foreign ministers from Algeria, Mauritania and other African countries will meet Sunday (March 17th) in Nouakchott, PANA reported. The African Union Peace and Security Council ... read more »

  • Mali:  Old Wine in New Bottles? Justifying France's Military Intervention (analysis)

    ThinkAfricaPress, 18 March 2013

    The discourse surrounding France's interventions in Africa has changed, but have the underlying motivations? read more »

  • Mali:  Al-Qaeda in Maghreb Near Collapse

    Magharebia, 15 March 2013

    The loss of prominent leaders and relentless pursuit by the military coalition in Mali may spell the end of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb across the entire Sahel, local analysts ... read more »

  • Africa:  Securitization or Terrorization? (analysis)

    Fahamu, 14 March 2013

    US counterterrorism policy and the crisis in the Sahara-Sahel read more »

  • Mali:  Al-Qaeda Emir Abou Zeid Rumoured Dead in Mali

    Magharebia, 1 March 2013

    One of the top terrorists in North Africa is reportedly dead, slain in a French airstrike on a terror hideout in Mali. read more »

  • Mali:  Al Qaida Confirms French Killed Leader in Mali

    Radio France Internationale, 5 March 2013

    An Al Qaeda source has confirmed the death in Mali of Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, one of the leaders of Aqim, (al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb). read more »

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