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U.S. — Hands Off Mali! An Analysis of the Recent Events in the Republic of Mali | The Real News

By the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality – Richmond, Virginia, USA http://warisacrime.org/content/us-hands-mali Recent developments in the West African Republic of Mali are raising serious concerns about the possibility of yet another U.S. intervention. On March 22, one month before a scheduled presidential election, a military coup toppled the government of President Amadou Toumani Toure. Quickly taking sides, the regional ...

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UK steps in to help West Africa in fight to overturn EU fishing abuses | The Guardian

Small-scale fishermen in West Africa have appealed to the UK fisheries minister Richard Benyon to protect their future by voting on Monday to restrict over-fishing in the coastal waters of developing countries. Leaked EU documents seen by the Guardian suggest that Britain has successfully blocked Spanish proposals which, if passed, would allow EU fishermen to continue to overfish African and ...

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Africa’s great ‘water grab’ | Claire Provost, guardian.co.uk

West Africa’s largest river, the Niger is thought to sustain over 100 million people as it snakes 4,180km through Guinea, Mali and Niger before emptying into Nigeria’s colossal Niger Delta. In Mali, the Office du Niger is home to the vast majority of the country’s largescale land deals, seen by campaigners as emblematic of the “land grabs” taking place in ...

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Piracy off west Africa increases sharply | The Guardian

Pirate attacks off the coast of west Africa have increased sharply, figures show, raising fears that the region could emulate Somalia as a menace to shipping. Nigeria and Benin have reported 22 piracy incidents so far this year, including two in recent days, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said. Benin did not suffer any such attacks last year. “I believe ...

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