These days, Northern Mali makes headline news.
Will the victory over the jihadists by the intervention of the French and the African armies be enough to resolve the crisis in Northern Mali?
In the longer run, how will the Malian and French soldiers deal with the Islamist fighters and their suicide bombings?
This book provides a testimonial which sheds light on the crisis in the North of Mali, giving a voice to a Tuareg chief from Timbuktu who agrees to tell his personal story and share his views on the events.
It is also the pretext for international security analysts and a field police officer, specialist of the Saharan region, to explain the unstable geopolitical situation in the area which is under high tension.
Since the emergence of terrorism in the Saharan (restrictions / travel bans imposed by Western governments to their nationals, the death of tourism) until the return of Tuaregs from Libya and the arrival of a number of jihadists and the fleeing with his American family, Shindouk traces the history of his country, the fractures of Malian society and the political suicide of the Nation.
And after? Shindouk, how does he see the future? What are the prospects of the crisis for the Touareg communities from Northern Mali? No solution seems to be emerging in a situation, which is particularly complex.
Ixelles Editions, on sale after 19 June 2013
A book by Shindouk Ould Najim, Laurence Ammour JeanLuc Peduzzi
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