Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
This is very opportun for the MNLA, who have been sidelined by the Ansar Dine and other extremists groups for many months. What will the Coalition forces do? Will they listen or will they contimue and wrest control over Kidal from the MNLA?
It is would be a good idea perhaps to remember before welcoming with open arms the MNLA, that they were the ones who got us into this mess in the first place. They were the ones who invited the Jihadist groups to fight on their side. Personally I do not trust them...but of course they are an improvement on the other groups because they do not want to promote Sharia, but only an independent Azawad.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Gates of Kidal?
Trying to rest a little but can’t help watching the Malian TV channel ORTM which keeps running a government film about Kidal. When I first arrived in Mali 7 years ago this film was shown every few days as part of a promotional drive to foster the spirit of National Unity. Every day a new region was given a focus in pictures and music.