Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Global Journalist: Why jihadists are taking root in North Africa

French soldiers patrol with units of the Malian army in Sévaré, Mali.
Jeremy Lempin AP Images

The recent hostage crisis at a gas plant in Algeria, and Islamist violence in Mali, both illustrate the reach of jihadist movements in Northern Africa.

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Global Journalist
4:26 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

How US drone strikes impact Pakistan

In this file photo a US Predator unmanned drone stands on the tarmac of Kandahar military airport in Afghanistan.
Massoud Hossaini AP Images

The United States government has escalated the uses of drone strikes in Pakistan and in Yemen since the start of the year. And now the U.S. appears to be considering the use of drone strikes in Mali, a North African country where French forces are helping the government fight Islamist militants and rebels.

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Global Journalist
5:53 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Conflict erupts in northern Mali

Fighters from Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard in Timbuktu, Mali, as they prepare to publicly lash a member of the Islamic Police found guilty of adultery.
Uncredited AP Images

There’s a West African city that represents the end of the world, the remote place that inspired the phrase, “From here to Timbuktu.”

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