Saturday March 9th at 4:30pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Ten years after the devastating war against Iraq and following the NATO onslaught on Libya two years ago; Western troops are again intervening in Mali to “fight Islamist extremists”. These tragic circumstances seem to constitute a prelude for another calamitous front in the “Global War on Terror” in North Africa and the Sahel.
Are French military forces intervening to really liberate the Malian people from obscurantism or are these operations a pretext to safeguard and expand France’s influence and geopolitical and economic interests? Are we witnessing a new scramble for Africa as some observers suggested, to plunder the rich natural resources of the region? Read on...
Hamza Hamouchene on Algeria, Mali: another front in the 'Global War on Terror'?