U.S. Prepares to Back Mali Intervention

U.S. Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta has supported France's airstrikes against rebels in northern Mali, saying the U.S. government is also readying plans for assistance in the ongoing operations.

Malians fleeing fighting in the north.

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    UN News, 14 January 2013

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the response of "bilateral partners" to the plea for assistance from the Government of Mali to counter the troubling… Read more »

  • Mali:   Security Council to Hold Urgent Talks on Fighting

    SAnews.gov.za, 14 January 2013

    The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on Monday at France's request to discuss the situation in Mali, while Paris got authorization to use Algeria's airspace for its… Read more »


  • Mali Campaign Alters Image of Hollande

    Al Jazeera
    Publication Date:
    15 January 2013

    Crisis talks are continuing in France over the decision to intervene in Mali, and President Francois Hollande has been meeting members of his ... see 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 »



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