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Mali and chickens

The vision that Conrad's character Marlow describes is of a French frigate firing broadsides into a vast African jungle, in essence, bombarding a continent.

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France bombs Mali, complicates mess long in making

French military units, including aviation and infantry, have attacked Islamist rebels in Mali since last week.

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Mali stalemate is dangerous dilemma for Africa

The probability of outside military intervention in the West African country of Mali has increased sharply.

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Extremism, foreign intervention dangers increase in Mali

The political situation in the West African country of Mali has taken a significant turn for the worse.

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Radical Islamists push agenda in Mali

The West African country of Mali continues to be a source of worry, as radical Islamist rebels try to consolidate their hold on the North.

As rebels seize half of Mali, the whole Sahel region is destabilized

Tuareg separatist rebels and their shaky Islamist allies seized more than half of Mali, setting alarm bells ringing in all of West Africa and beyond.

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What's behind the coup in Mali?

On March 22, soldiers of the Republic of Mali in West Africa, led by junior officers, carried out a coup d'état against the elected president, Amadou Toumani Touré.

World Notes: Venezuela, Somalia, Fiji and more

Sanctions on Iran hit Venezuela; labor rights under siege in Iraq, Fiji and Turkey; humanitarian crisis in Somalia; and Cuba at the UN.

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World Notes: Somalia, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico and UN

In Somalia, soldiers aren't getting paid, Spain's jobless rate soars, Cuba celebrates May Day, students in Puerto Rico strike against privatization, and the United Nations reports on press freedom.

Fighting rages in heart of Mogadishu

Somalia's civil war is intensifying as Islamist insurgents hit back at government attacks on rebel-held territory.

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