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A Short History of Mali: Political Instability, Touaregs and French Intervention

In light of recent events in Mali- namely France’s decision to intervene against the advancing Islamist groups in the North- it is perhaps first important to examine those larger causes which have led to political instability in the West African nation. Mali has as a tradition of weak political institutions and a lack of democratic pluralism. Its first post-independence President, ...

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