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…