Tuareg Rebels Expelled from Northern Mali by MUJAO Islamist Forces

After an increase in skirmishes in recent weeks, Tuesday marks a significant blow for the Tuareg rebels, who were violently pushed out of Menaka, the last base they held in northern Mali, leaving at least 100 soldiers and 12 civilians dead with untold numbers of refugees.  The Movement for the Unity and Jihad in West […]

Al-Qaeda in West Africa Warns Against French Military Intervention

A statement by the Al-Qaeda affiliate in northwestern Africa was released last week, threatening France against taking action in a growing humanitarian crisis in northern Mali. France 24 reported on Friday, September 21 that threats from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) came as Malian Prime Minister Cheik Modibo Diarra met with French Foreign Minister […]