Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Malians angry at delay in military intervention

There is growing anger among the people living in Mali over the loss of their nation's north to Islamist militants. The UN Security Council is expected to meet this week to discuss plans for a 3,300-strong regional force to enter Mali.

But it is unlikely any sort of military operation will happen in the near future.

(Photo credit: Harouna Traore/AP)

The West Africa nation was riven in two earlier this year after a military coup toppled the government and in the power vacuum that followed Islamist militants seized a Texas-sized swath of the nation's north. Tamasin Ford reports from the capital, Bamako.

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