Rising Continent

For days Mali is experiencing a French military intervention to officially stop northern Islamists’ progress towards the capital – Bamako. When the last time I wrote about French interference in African affairs it was about Libya and Ivory Coast. With these two countries, such involvement was clearly not justifiable for a range of reasons. There were a lot of false allegations to support their implication. With the Malian case it took some days to picture out what were the underlying motives of the positioning of France in this new

African venture. The help in understanding the story came from enlightened Africans who don’t trust Western media when it comes to the coverage of news about the continent. The analysis of the French intervention in Mali I reproduce here is from Patrick Mbeko, author of “Canada in the wars in Central Africa.” The original note appeared in French on…

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