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AQIM: MAGHREB to MALI, and BACK

AQIM: MAGHREB to MALI, and BACK

By Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou | Geneva The crisis in Mali highlights the distinctive character and trajectory of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb. A group forged in reactivity and ambiguity, marked by fluid leadership and unarticulated doctrine, finds itself at a crossroads, says Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou. The consequences of France’s armed intervention in Mali in January […]

Sierra Leone’s Vagabond King

Sierra Leone’s Vagabond King

By Simon Akam | Sierra Leone Freetown – When 25-year-old Valentine Strasser seized power in Sierra Leone in 1992, he became the world’s youngest head of state. Today he lives with his mother and spends his days drinking gin by the roadside. What went wrong? There are two ways to drive inland from Freetown. The […]

Council Visiting Mission to Africa: Sierra Leone

Council Visiting Mission to Africa: Sierra Leone

The AfricaPaper | Security Council Sierra Leone –  Council members arrived in Sierra Leone, the final leg of their visiting mission to West Africa, on Wednesday morning (23 May). The UK and South Africa were the co-leads on this leg. Council members had just one day in Freetown before heading back to New York on […]

Senegal Waits for a New President

Senegal Waits for a New President

As Senegal prepares for a run-off election, our correspondent in the capital, Dakar, reports on President Abdoulaye Wade’s quest for a third team and his quarrel with his people. The AfricaPaper | Senegal DAKAR – As the sun beats down in Senegal, thousands march through the capital, Dakar, protesting against President Abdoulaye Wade who refuses […]

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