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Is Al-Qaeda Beefing Up Its Presence in Mali?

Ali Cissé, 30, a shopkeeper, couldn't contain his curiosity when a new wave of gunmen rolled into town. Outside the governor's compound in downtown Gao -- a...

North Africa's Sahel: The Next Terrorism Hot Spot?

With a gigantic cache of of advanced anti-aircraft rockets missing from a raided storage space in Tripoli this week, concerns rose that the Gaddafi regime's...

Terror Threat in N. Africa: Kidnapping Foreigners

In the three years since allying itself with Osama bin Laden, North Africa's al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) militant group has worked hard to align its...

The Perilous Tide

Posted Friday, May 26, 2006 Just last autumn, desperate African migrants scaled barbed wire fences on Morocco's northern coast—a mere 14 km from this Spanish...

Mauritania: Daddah Knows Best

When Mauritania won its independence in 1960, sovereignty and sand were about all it had. Sprawled across the lower Sahara on Africa's Atlantic hump, the arid...

MAURITANIA: Exit Daddah

A costly war provokes a coup Citizens of the quiet, sand-swept Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott (pop. 103,500) were trudging to their jobs early one morning...

MAURITANIA: Why Not Corsica?

Last week the vast but thinly populated (650,000) French territory of Mauritania became the 18th nation to achieve independence this year. Tunisia quickly...

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