Polls Close in Mali’s Presidential Elections. Will France Prevail?

The polls have closed and counting has got underway in Mali’s presidential election, following a recent French-led invasion and months of political tensions in the West African country. The voting started at 8:00 a.m. (0800 GMT) under heavy security on Sunday. However, no major violence was reported as polling stations closed ten hours later. The…

Michel Collon on the War Against Mali: ‘France, US want to keep Africa under colonial rule’

France’s decision to keep a permanent presence in Mali is the continuation of their neo-colonial policies and in this sense they are no different from the US, investigative journalist Michel Collon told RT. He has written extensively about war strategies and media coverage of military conflicts, and believes that both countries regard the continent as…

Revised Mali Operation Approaches

Alexander Mezayev Libya 360° It’s the third month since the French troops entered Mali. The action entailed the involvement of the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA), an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) organized military mission, sent to support the government of ECOWAS member nation Mali against Islamist rebels in the north…

US Stages Military Exercises In North and West Africa Involving Extensive Offshore and Ground Operations

Pentagon involves at least twenty states in offshore and ground operations By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° While joint military exercises between the Pentagon and South Korea gained tremendous attention over the last week, there have been two major maritime and ground operations carried out under United States leadership with the involvement of Britain, France, Canada…

Economic Crisis in West Behind Mali Invasion

An analyst says that the alliance of imperialist Western countries, all in economic depression at home, have violently invaded Mali to seize its riches to take back home. In the background of this a lot of civilians have already died or been displaced in the fighting in Mali since French-led invasion forces landed in January…

White Power Asserts Terrorist Authority in Mali

Luwezi Kinshasa, Secretary-General of the African Socialist International LONDON — The African Socialist International demands the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of French troops from Mali. The murderous invasion of Mali by French military forces, was done, the imperialist media say, at the invitation of the neocolonialist puppet Mali President, Dioncounda Traoré. Since the invasion, the…

Intervention in Mali

Crossed Crocodiles The French left as well as the the right have dreams of imperial expansion.  A number of NATO participants share a vision of the Mediterranean as a NATO lake, an internal sea, surrounded by Europe.  The dream is to extend Europe around the entire coast of the Mediterranean and over North Africa.  The…