Mali’s putschist leader rejects ECOWAS personnel in fight to reclaim north

Captain Amadou Sanogo, the leader of the besmirched coup in Mali, announced on Monday that he will maintain relevance in deciding how the nation is run through the transitional period ahead, and that he does not want foreign forces on the ground to help reclaim Mali’s north from the Tuareg (MNLA) and militant Islamist factions, … Continue reading

Azawad declares autonomy, but civil issues yield international condemnation

The National Movement for the Liberation of Azaward declared their independence early Friday morning, in an announcement on their website. “We, people of the AZAWAD, by the voice of the National Movement for the liberation of Azawad (NMLA),” the announcement begins. “…Irrevocably, proclaim the State of Azawad independent from this day Friday 06 April 2012.” … Continue reading