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…