ThinkAfricaPress: Tuareg Rebels Capitalise on Mali’s Coup

While all eyes are on the coup d’état in Bamako, the situation in the north of Mali remains volatile. Taking advantage of the apparent confusion in the Malian army, Tuareg rebels have captured Anefis, a strategically important military base north of Gao. This has put them into a prime position to move on Kidal, one of the main cities […]

Some more thoughts on the coup in Mali

  The situation is still very much in flux in Bamako, where a coup dislodged the government of President Touré from power at least temporarily. Here are some thoughts, reflections and questions that I’m stuck with after monitoring this coup for the last few days: This is a really amateurish coup ThinkAfricaPress has analysed this […]

The coup in Mali: possible ramifications

I originally planned to give you a roundup of what has happened in Mali since yesterday. But then I realized that several other people did this already and probably better than I ever could. Check especially here and here and here if you are looking for something like that. I will instead focus on something […]

Tuareg uprising is now an “Islamist Rebellion”

The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council met in Bamako on Tuesday to discuss (among other things) the armed uprising in Mali. Just that it isn’t any armed uprising anymore, its now an “Islamist rebellion”. The ministers cited in the article put great emphasis on the involvement of a group called “Ansar Dine”, which […]