The bigger question is not why France decided to intervene in Mali, but why America has held off

From Africa is a Country Wed Jan 30 2013, 17:58:34

Stephen W Smith in The London Review of Books: The bigger question is not why France decided to intervene but why America has held off. Is it simply imperial overstretch and war-weariness? That seems a little thin, given the hue and cry in Washington about 'ungoverned spaces' and 'terrorist safe havens'. After all, the Sahara [...]

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Nigeria:   Shehu of Bama's Wife, Daughter Rescued From Insurgents (news)
Daily Trust
26 July 2016

A queen and a princess of Shehu of Bama in Borno State, who were abducted by insurgents almost two years ago, have been rescued by the military in Borno. The General Commanding officer of 7 Division ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Buhari Challenges FIFA On Reforms, Warns Football Federation (news)
The Guardian
26 July 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has tasked the world football governing body, International Federation of Football Association (FIFA), to pay attention to accountability and transparency as it embarks on ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Team Nigeria to Depart for Brazil August 1 (news)
This Day
26 July 2016

Nigeria's contingent to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is to depart the country next Monday, August 1. Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com'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!