By Kumaran Ira, 27 May 2015
France confirmed that it carried out the extrajudicial killing of top Al Qaeda militants in northern Mali during a special forces raid on May 17-18.
By Jill Lux, 27 August 2014
After last year’s military campaign in northern Mali, Paris is launching expanded military operations in West Africa.
By Eric London, 28 May 2014
US Special Forces are training and arming military units in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali as part of an expanded intervention in Africa.
By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 13 January 2014
The NPA writes not as an opponent of imperialism, but as an advocate of different, perhaps more clever policies to pursue increasingly unpopular wars.
By Kumaran Ira, 11 November 2013
Two correspondents for Radio France Internationale were abducted and murdered in war-torn northern Mali on November 2.
By Pierre Mabut, 9 August 2013
The election was organized in order to provide a pseudo-democratic rationale for France's invasion and ongoing neo-colonial occupation of Mali.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 27 May 2013
An international donor conference organised by the European Union, France and Mali in Brussels on May 13 pledged €3.25 billion of aid to Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, 13 April 2013
Contrary to the French president’s claims that his country made a lightning response to a terrorist threat, the invasion of Mali was prepared long beforehand.
By Kumaran Ira, 25 March 2013
On Saturday, the French government confirmed the death of Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), in northern Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, 22 March 2013
German defence minister Thomas de Maizière made a surprise trip to Mali last weekend.
By Anthony Torres, 15 March 2013
The situation facing the Malian population is catastrophic. Towns and villages have been largely destroyed.
By Ernst Wolff, 13 March 2013
The French army has systematically blocked journalists from conducting objective reporting of the war in Mali.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 March 2013
The Obama administration is “markedly widening its role” in the French-led neo-colonial war in Mali.
By Johannes Stern, 4 March 2013
The aim of the mission is to stabilise the Malian army and support the combat mission by French troops in the country.
By Wolfgang Weber, 22 February 2013
According to the terms of the mandate, 180 armed soldiers are to be deployed to Mali as part of a European Union “training mission”.
By Wolfgang Weber, 12 February 2013
Germany is expanding its participation in the French colonial war in Mali from week to week.
By Patrick O’Connor, 31 January 2013
The political realignment underway is being driven by France, which aims to reassert control over its former resource-rich colony and counter China’s growing influence.
By Alex Lantier, 29 January 2013
Britain has pledged to deploy troops to Mali and the US is planning a base for drones as the imperialist intervention in the Sahara escalates.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2013
After invading Mali, France has dispatched special forces troops to secure uranium mines in neighboring Niger run by the French state-owned nuclear power company Areva.
By Richard Phillips, 25 January 2013
Media editorials have openly pointed to Australian mining investments in Africa as the reason for supporting the military operation.
By Ernst Wolff, 24 January 2013
Thirteen days after starting a war in Mali, France is boosting its military presence amid reports of civilian and ethnic-based killings by French and allied forces.
By Louis Girard and Keith Jones, 24 January 2013
Canadian armed forces are deeply implicated in the French invasion of Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, 22 January 2013
Amid the French offensive in Mali, the imperialist powers are laying out plans for a lasting neo-colonial intervention in all of Western Africa.
By Kumaran Ira, 22 January 2013
France’s Left Front is supporting President François Hollande’s decision to launch a war in Mali, while issuing tactical criticisms of his policies.
By Kumaran Ira, 18 January 2013
France has increased its troop deployment in Mali to 1,400, amid a hostage crisis after Islamist militants seized an Algerian natural gas complex to protest the war.
By Alex Lantier, 16 January 2013
French warplanes continued to bomb Mali yesterday as French ground forces entered the country to protect the military junta of Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo.
By Alex Lantier, 15 January 2013
For the fourth time in two years, France has launched a major neo-colonial war against a Third World country.
By Ernst Wolff and Alex Lantier, 14 January 2013
French forces bombed northern Mali on Friday and over the weekend, while hundreds of French troops arrived in the capital Bamako.
By Ernst Wolff and Alex Lantier, 22 December 2012
On Thursday, the UN Security Council authorized foreign intervention in Mali under the pretext of freeing northern Mali from occupation by Islamist forces.
By Ernst Wolff, 15 December 2012
Mali’s Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra was arrested and forced to resign by the country’s military junta on Monday night.
By Ernst Wolff, 17 November 2012
The Economic Community of West African States has reiterated its readiness to deploy 3,300 soldiers to the north of Mali before the start of the rainy season.
By Kumaran Ira, 3 November 2012
Hillary Clinton visited Algiers Monday to secure Algerian support for an imperialist intervention in Mali, as a conference to plan for war opened in Bamako.
By Ernst Wolff, 26 October 2012
European and US diplomats and military experts are preparing for a military intervention in Mali.
By Kumaran Ira, 2 October 2012
France and the United States are urging UN Security Council to approve a West African-manned military intervention in Northern Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, 25 September 2012
The West African Economic Community and the government of Mali have agreed on the conditions of a military operation in northern Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, 17 July 2012
Just as the international intervention in Libya was aimed in part at denying China access to North African oil, a military intervention in Mali either led by the US or in cooperation with Washington would target Chinese influence in the country.
By Johannes Stern, 10 April 2012
Amid ongoing fighting in Mali, France and the US are threatening to organize a military intervention in the country.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 5 April 2012
France is signaling it will back military action to crush an army revolt that deposed Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré.
By Olivier Laurent, 28 March 2012
Mutinous soldiers led by Captain Amadou Sanagou seized power last Thursday in Bamako, the capital of Mali.