As a part of Mali Watch, IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus invites you to a briefing on Mali: What lies ahead in the wake of the 2012 coup d’etat and the upcoming elections.
The Algerian hostage crisis was not only both a human and political fiasco, but its regional implications are still evolving.
Western intervention--ostensibly on humanitarian grounds--is largely responsible for the Malian crisis in the first place.
As in: come home to roost.
One longs for the heyday of ancient Timbuktu, when African scholars pored studiously over learned manuscripts in quiet libraries.
The co-director of the Institute's Foreign Policy In Focus project discussed the African conflict on the PBS NewsHour.
A coherent, well-orchestrated plan for disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of rebel forces and extremists must accompany any intervention in Mali.
Artist, educator and change-maker from Mali, Coumba Toure, will detail through dialogue, photos and song what is happening on the ground in Mali, particularly with the women and children.
The bad dream unfolding in Mali is the consequence of the West's scramble for resources in Africa, and the wages of sin from the recent Libyan war.
The prospects for a new war in the Sahel appear increasingly probable.