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By Afro-Middle East Centre

Recent statements that ‘there is no alternative….it’s going to take military force’, made by Jack Christofides, a senior official at the United Nations Department of Peace Keeping Operations, and intervention is ‘a matter of weeks, not months, weeks,’ by the French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, threaten to not only cause huge instability within Mali, but the Sahel region as a whole, blowing the crisis in Northern Mali far out of proportion.

By Afro-Middle east Centre
 
The north of Africa was plunged into yet another international conflict with France’s invasion of Mali on Friday, 11 January. Without immediate intervention, France argued, the country would be taken over by Islamists. The French decision to intervene in Mali was received with support from the international community, African countries and the Malian government.

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