German defence minister visits Niger and Mali in preparation for massive combat operation in the Sahel
By Gregor Link, 17 October 2019
The German government is preparing to expand its Bundeswehr (Armed Forces) mission in Mali and Niger into a massive combat operation and to extend it indefinitely.
By Will Morrow, 11 September 2019
France and Germany’s neo-colonial occupation of the country is part of a renewed scramble for West Africa.
By Will Morrow, 12 June 2019
This is the latest in a series of massacres amid growing ethnic conflicts in Mali provoked by the French and German occupation of the country.
By Gregor Link, 23 May 2019
Berlin’s Africa Strategy is aimed at advancing its economic and geo-strategic interests by military means.
By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 24 April 2019
The government collapsed amid strikes and mass protests after the horrific ethnic massacre on March 23 in the village of Ogossagou.
By Stéphane Hugues and Alex Lantier, 30 March 2019
Under occupation by French and German troops, Mali, one of the poorest countries in the world, is being torn apart by bloody ethnic violence.
By Felix Gauthier, 30 August 2018
Presented as an act of humanitarian charity, Canada’s intervention in Mali is aimed at laying claim to huge swathes of Africa’s mineral riches.
By Roger Jordan, 21 March 2018
Canadian mining companies have more than $1 billion invested in Mali and according to a 2014 estimate, more than $30 billion invested across Africa.
By Kumaran Ira, 18 November 2017
The spreading war in the Sahel, which flows from the 2011 NATO war in Libya, threatens to plunge the entire region into a broader war and humanitarian crisis.
By Eddie Haywood, 15 November 2017
Reports from unnamed US officials indicate that the two murder suspects were stealing cash from a “slush fund” set aside for the purpose of paying informants.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 July 2017
The imperialist war in Mali, spearheaded by France, is aimed at seizing control of the massive energy reserves in the West African country.
By Thomas Gaist, 9 March 2017
Wars waged or organized by the American government in numerous African countries, including Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Mali, have turned millions into refugees.
By Johannes Stern, 28 January 2017
The upper limit for the number of German soldiers deployed as part the UN mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, is to be increased by 350 to more than 1,000.
By our reporter, 19 May 2016
Separate missions in Mali and the Horn of Africa are aimed at strengthening Germany’s economic and strategic interests in Africa by military means.
By Johannes Stern, 7 April 2016
The defence minister’s visit to troops in Mali is part of the return to an aggressive foreign policy.
By Gustav Kemper, 15 February 2016
German President Joachim Gauck’s trip to Nigeria and Mali is a sign of Germany’s growing economic and political influence in Africa.
By Gustav Kemper and Johannes Stern, 11 January 2016
A glance at the foreign ministry’s web site leaves no doubt about the economic interests being pursued by German imperialism.
By Thomas Gaist, 21 November 2015
There are already signs that the United States and France are seizing on the attack to intensify their military operations on the continent.
By Johannes Stern, 20 November 2015
The German army is preparing a massive expansion of its operations in the West African country, beginning with a dangerous combat mission in the north.
By Johannes Stern, 4 August 2015
The German defense minister’s recent visit to Africa is part of the country’s scramble for the continent’s resources.
By Kumaran Ira, 27 May 2015
France confirmed that it carried out the extrajudicial killing of top Al Qaeda militants in northern Mali during a special forces raid on May 17-18.
By Jill Lux, 27 August 2014
After last year’s military campaign in northern Mali, Paris is launching expanded military operations in West Africa.
By Eric London, 28 May 2014
US Special Forces are training and arming military units in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali as part of an expanded intervention in Africa.
By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 13 January 2014
The NPA writes not as an opponent of imperialism, but as an advocate of different, perhaps more clever policies to pursue increasingly unpopular wars.
By Kumaran Ira, 11 November 2013
Two correspondents for Radio France Internationale were abducted and murdered in war-torn northern Mali on November 2.
By Pierre Mabut, 9 August 2013
The election was organized in order to provide a pseudo-democratic rationale for France's invasion and ongoing neo-colonial occupation of Mali.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 27 May 2013
An international donor conference organised by the European Union, France and Mali in Brussels on May 13 pledged €3.25 billion of aid to Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, 13 April 2013
Contrary to the French president’s claims that his country made a lightning response to a terrorist threat, the invasion of Mali was prepared long beforehand.
By Kumaran Ira, 25 March 2013
On Saturday, the French government confirmed the death of Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), in northern Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, 22 March 2013
German defence minister Thomas de Maizière made a surprise trip to Mali last weekend.
By Anthony Torres, 15 March 2013
The situation facing the Malian population is catastrophic. Towns and villages have been largely destroyed.
By Ernst Wolff, 13 March 2013
The French army has systematically blocked journalists from conducting objective reporting of the war in Mali.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 March 2013
The Obama administration is “markedly widening its role” in the French-led neo-colonial war in Mali.
By Johannes Stern, 4 March 2013
The aim of the mission is to stabilise the Malian army and support the combat mission by French troops in the country.
By Wolfgang Weber, 22 February 2013
According to the terms of the mandate, 180 armed soldiers are to be deployed to Mali as part of a European Union “training mission”.
By Wolfgang Weber, 12 February 2013
Germany is expanding its participation in the French colonial war in Mali from week to week.
By Patrick O’Connor, 31 January 2013
The political realignment underway is being driven by France, which aims to reassert control over its former resource-rich colony and counter China’s growing influence.
By Alex Lantier, 29 January 2013
Britain has pledged to deploy troops to Mali and the US is planning a base for drones as the imperialist intervention in the Sahara escalates.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2013
After invading Mali, France has dispatched special forces troops to secure uranium mines in neighboring Niger run by the French state-owned nuclear power company Areva.
By Richard Phillips, 25 January 2013
Media editorials have openly pointed to Australian mining investments in Africa as the reason for supporting the military operation.
By Ernst Wolff, 24 January 2013
Thirteen days after starting a war in Mali, France is boosting its military presence amid reports of civilian and ethnic-based killings by French and allied forces.
By Louis Girard and Keith Jones, 24 January 2013
Canadian armed forces are deeply implicated in the French invasion of Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, 22 January 2013
Amid the French offensive in Mali, the imperialist powers are laying out plans for a lasting neo-colonial intervention in all of Western Africa.
By Kumaran Ira, 22 January 2013
France’s Left Front is supporting President François Hollande’s decision to launch a war in Mali, while issuing tactical criticisms of his policies.
By Kumaran Ira, 18 January 2013
France has increased its troop deployment in Mali to 1,400, amid a hostage crisis after Islamist militants seized an Algerian natural gas complex to protest the war.
By Alex Lantier, 16 January 2013
French warplanes continued to bomb Mali yesterday as French ground forces entered the country to protect the military junta of Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo.
By Alex Lantier, 15 January 2013
For the fourth time in two years, France has launched a major neo-colonial war against a Third World country.
By Ernst Wolff and Alex Lantier, 14 January 2013
French forces bombed northern Mali on Friday and over the weekend, while hundreds of French troops arrived in the capital Bamako.
By Ernst Wolff and Alex Lantier, 22 December 2012
On Thursday, the UN Security Council authorized foreign intervention in Mali under the pretext of freeing northern Mali from occupation by Islamist forces.
By Ernst Wolff, 15 December 2012
Mali’s Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra was arrested and forced to resign by the country’s military junta on Monday night.
By Ernst Wolff, 17 November 2012
The Economic Community of West African States has reiterated its readiness to deploy 3,300 soldiers to the north of Mali before the start of the rainy season.
By Kumaran Ira, 3 November 2012
Hillary Clinton visited Algiers Monday to secure Algerian support for an imperialist intervention in Mali, as a conference to plan for war opened in Bamako.
By Ernst Wolff, 26 October 2012
European and US diplomats and military experts are preparing for a military intervention in Mali.
By Kumaran Ira, 2 October 2012
France and the United States are urging UN Security Council to approve a West African-manned military intervention in Northern Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, 25 September 2012
The West African Economic Community and the government of Mali have agreed on the conditions of a military operation in northern Mali.
By Ernst Wolff, 17 July 2012
Just as the international intervention in Libya was aimed in part at denying China access to North African oil, a military intervention in Mali either led by the US or in cooperation with Washington would target Chinese influence in the country.
By Johannes Stern, 10 April 2012
Amid ongoing fighting in Mali, France and the US are threatening to organize a military intervention in the country.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 5 April 2012
France is signaling it will back military action to crush an army revolt that deposed Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré.
By Olivier Laurent, 28 March 2012
Mutinous soldiers led by Captain Amadou Sanagou seized power last Thursday in Bamako, the capital of Mali.