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

Major declarations from two pertinent figures in Mali

Two key figures in Mali have made decisions that may alter the demographic structure of Mali. The figures and their decisions After a coup d’etat put Malian Captain Amadou Sanogo in power on March 21, the threat of sanctions from ECOWAS, the Economic Organization of West Africa, yielded a reversal in policy from Sanogo, who¬†pledged … Continue reading