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UN Security Council approves military intervention in Mali

By Ernst Wolff, Alex Lantier, December 22, 2012

On Thursday the UN Security Council authorized foreign intervention in Mali, under the pretext of freeing northern Mali from occupation by Islamist forces.

Junta forces Malian prime minister to resign

By Ernst Wolff, December 15, 2012

Mali’s Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra was arrested and forced to resign by the country’s military junta on Monday night.

West African states prepare intervention in Mali

By Ernst Wolff, November 17, 2012

The Economic Community of West African States has reiterated its readiness to deploy 3,300 soldiers to the north of Mali before the start of the rainy season.

Clinton visit to Algeria prepares war in Mali

By Kumaran Ira, November 3, 2012

Hillary Clinton visited Algiers Monday to secure Algerian support for an imperialist intervention in Mali, as a conference to plan for war opened in Bamako.

EU and the US prepare military intervention in Mali

By Ernst Wolff, October 26, 2012

European and US diplomats and military experts are preparing for a military intervention in Mali.

France, US step up pressure for military intervention in Mali

By Kumaran Ira, October 2, 2012

France and the United States are urging UN Security Council to approve a West African-manned military intervention in Northern Mali.

UN prepares French-backed intervention in Mali

By Ernst Wolff, September 25, 2012

The West African Economic Community and the government of Mali have agreed on the conditions of a military operation in northern Mali.

Western powers preparing intervention in Mali

By Ernst Wolff, July 17, 2012

Just as the international intervention in Libya was aimed in part at denying China access to North African oil, a military intervention in Mali either led by the US or in cooperation with Washington would target Chinese influence in the country.

France threatens to back intervention in Mali

By Johannes Stern, April 10, 2012

Amid ongoing fighting in Mali, France and the US are threatening to organize a military intervention in the country.

France pledges to back action to crush Mali army revolt

By Antoine Lerougetel, April 5, 2012

France is signaling it will back military action to crush an army revolt that deposed Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré.

Military launches coup in Mali

By Olivier Laurent, March 28, 2012

Mutinous soldiers led by Captain Amadou Sanagou seized power last Thursday in Bamako, the capital of Mali.