Africa News Roundup: Mali Kidnapping, Abdel Aziz's Expected Return to Mauritania, Boko Haram, Eskinder Nega, and More

From Sahel Blog Sat Nov 24 2012, 12:10:09

First, most readers have likely heard that the Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (MUJWA/MUJAO) claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a French citizen in Diema, Kayes, southwestern Mali (map - other versions have the kidnapping taking place in Nioro). ... Continue reading →

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