Thursday, 26 April 2012

Mali from democracy poster child to broken state

Mali from democracy poster child to broken state


There is no sign the broken nation can be put back together soon - raising concerns among neighbours and Western powers of the emergence of a lawless "rogue state" exploited by al-Qaeda and criminals.

BAMAKO: Within weeks, Mali has plunged from being a sovereign democracy to a fractured territory without a state, occupied by competing rebel groups in the north while politicians and coup leaders in the south jostle for control of the capital Bamako.
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