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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.

How US drone strikes impact Pakistan

Jan 31, 2013

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.

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