Analysis of Situation in Mali and Algeria

From The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn Fri Jan 25 2013, 22:10:00

Anouar Boukhars, a non-resident scholar in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, published on 23 January 2013 a good analysis titled What's Next for Mali and Algeria?

He concluded that the message from the attack on the gas field at In Amenas in Algeria was clear. Algeria will be firm in dealing with terrorists, but its counterterrorism units are not trained for rescue missions that require precision and utmost care to minimize civilian casualties. The hostage crisis demonstrated the limits of Algeria's approach to fighting violent extremism. Algeria only succeeded in internationalizing its war with the Islamists.

Boukhars added that the ruling class in Bamako seems more interested in recapturing the north of Mali and "restoring an intolerable status quo ante than in facilitating national reconciliation, recovery, and reconstruction."

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Nigeria:   D'Tigress Have First Training Session in Bamako (news)
Daily Trust
18 August 2017

Nigeria senior female basketball team D'Tigress yesterday held their first training session since arriving Mali's capital Bamako for the 2017 Women's Afro Basket tournament which starts ... [read more]

Mali:   Economie verte au Mali - Intégrer le changement climatique dans les programmes d'investissements (news)
Le journal de l'économie Malienne
18 August 2017

Le gouvernement du Mali accorde la priorité au changement climatique. Cela est reflété dans le cadre stratégique pour la relance économique et le ... [read more]

Mali:   L'amélioration de la gestion des droits pétroliers au centre d'une préoccupation (news)
Le journal de l'économie Malienne
18 August 2017

Dans le cadre de son projet d'Appui à la Gouvernance des Industries Extractives au Mali, la coopération allemande GIZ a financé l'installation du Système OGAS au sein de ... [read more]

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!