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Northern Mali Conflict

MWP Final Project

Ashley Jo Klaszky

on 23 January 2013

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Transcript of Northern Mali Conflict

Northern Mali Conflict Causes Previous movements for the independence of Azawad end in agreements between insurgents and the government of Mali, which end in Tuareg dissatisfaction.
Tuareg mercenaries proliferate weaponry attained from involvement in the Libyan civil war.
Presence of militant Islamists, such as al Qaeda, also engage in fighting the Malian government for control of vital regions. Perspectives Mali and its allies support the end of the conflict, and ending the threat of terrorism in northern Africa.
MNLA has recently allied with the Malian government to fight against Islamist groups in northern Mali.
Islamist groups, such as Ansar Dine, AQIM, and MOJWA, continue with the motive of imposing Sharia law in Mali. Problem Armed conflict, and capturing of territory in Mali by both militant Tuareg groups and Islamists.
Displacement of Mali's civilian population due to the violence of the conflict. References http://allafrica.com/stories/201202221166.html
http://www.mimeta.org/mimeta-blog/2012/7/2/tuareg-rebellion-in-northern-mali-issues-and-perspectives.html Successful Programs France has sent in troops to assist the Malian government in battle against the insurgents.
The U.N. and other countries have begun and enacted plans to aid Mali, including sending troops to aid in battle and/or help train Malian forces. Global/National/Local With the involvement of terrorists, this conflict has gained the attention of many other than those directly effected by Mali.
The immense displacement of Mali's citizens is affecting Mali's bordering countries, as these countries are where the civilians are moving to.
The region of northern-northwestern Africa is at the risk of widespread conflict, should the conflict move outside of just northern Mali. Think Globally, Act Locally Making donations to the people of Mali, and its surrounding countries through Humanitarian groups. Belligerents The Government of Mali and its allies
The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA)
Islamist groups (Ansar Dine, MOJWA, AQIM, etc.) Definitions Azawad- the region of northern Mali
Tuareg- a berber people native of the Sahara desert
Sharia- Law of Islam
AQIM- al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
Maghreb- region of northern Africa, east of Egypt
MOJWA- Movement for Oneness and Jihad in Western Africa
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