Jeremy Keenan


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.


Algeria's election was a fraud

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


Doctoring the Algerian vote

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


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.


A new crisis in the Sahel

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


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.


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.


UK in North Africa: Myths and contradictions

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


The tribulations of the Tuareg

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


Osama bin Laden and the Sahel

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


General Mohamed Toufik Mediene: 'God of Algeria'

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


Al-Qaeda in the Sahel

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