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Jeremy Keenan

Politics

Mali's ill-timed and inflammatory election

Holding elections in Mali as planned may undermine the legitimacy of the victor and raise tensions in the fragile state.

Politics

Algeria's election was a fraud

If any hopes for democracy remained for the country, widespread election fraud have quashed them.

Politics

Doctoring the Algerian vote

The importance of the legislative elections lies not in which party wins, but in how many people vote.

Politics

Mali's Tuareg rebellion: What next?

The return of an estimated 2,500 well-armed Tuareg fighters from Libya to Mali has led to a new rebellion.

Politics

A new crisis in the Sahel

Algerian forces cross into Mali as the possibility of another Tuareg rebellion looms over the region.

Opinion

Libya and the Sahel's nightmare scenario

Libya's uprising is causing turmoil in amid its neighbours and speculation of a Tuareg rebellion has emerged.

Politics

Algeria's 'one-eyed' American general

The US may not 'see' any evidence of Algerian support for Libya's Gaddafi, but that does not mean it does not exist.

Politics

UK in North Africa: Myths and contradictions

Has British support for the Algerian government helped prop up Muammar Gaddafi in Libya?

Politics

The tribulations of the Tuareg

Disenfranchised and impoverished, the Tuareg now stand accused of being allied to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Politics

Osama bin Laden and the Sahel

In one message, bin Laden has propelled the little known crisis in the Sahel to international prominence.

Politics

General Mohamed Toufik Mediene: 'God of Algeria'

Could the demise of the world's longest serving 'intelligence chief' be imminent?

Politics

Al-Qaeda in the Sahel

Jeremy Keenan explains how a Saharan front in the 'global war on terror' was fabricated.