Holding elections in Mali as planned may undermine the legitimacy of the victor and raise tensions in the fragile state.
The US may not ‘see’ any evidence of Algerian support for Libya’s Gaddafi, but that does not mean it does not exist.
Has British support for the Algerian government helped prop up Muammar Gaddafi in Libya?
Disenfranchised and impoverished, the Tuareg now stand accused of being allied to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
In one message, bin Laden has propelled the little known crisis in the Sahel to international prominence.