The 5 Minute Debrief: Mali, Mali, Mali, and now Algeria...




1. Mali and Algeria stokes global anti-terror effort Following French armed forces shipping out to aid the Mali government in countering a growing radicalised insurgency, allies and partner nations are lending support. 200 Nigerian troops are on their way, while France is understood to be increasing its number to 2,500. The mission is intended to help Malians defeat rebels who have so far taken over major towns, such as Timbuktu, and imposed brutal laws and punishments. The EU is likely to...
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