Mali's Democracy Myth

From Emergent Africa Sun Feb 10 2013, 11:00:00

Joe Penney writing in Think Africa Press:

Malian forces, seen here in the town of Diably on Jan. 26, (Joe Penney)

...Restoring Mali's 'democracy' by reverting to the pre-coup status quo poses a major threat to Mali's long-term future. After all, it was precisely this pre-coup status quo that allowed the country's dramatic collapse to begin with.

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