Africa

Colonial Ties Cloud Debate Over French Intervention in Malii
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January 25, 2013 1:33 AM
France's intervention in Mali against Islamist militants has been welcomed by most moderate Malians. But for some, the military action has uncomfortable echoes of Europe's colonial past in Africa. And as Henry Ridgwell reports from Paris, France is disappointed by a less-than-enthusiastic response from its European partners.

Colonial Ties Cloud Debate Over French Intervention in Mali

Published January 24, 2013

France's intervention in Mali against Islamist militants has been welcomed by most moderate Malians. But for some, the military action has uncomfortable echoes of Europe's colonial past in Africa. And as Henry Ridgwell reports from Paris, France is disappointed by a less-than-enthusiastic response from its European partners.


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