September 25, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Three armed Islamist groups in northern Mali are abusing the local population and employing child soldiers, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. According to interviews that HRW conducted over the past several weeks, three rebel groups, Ansar Dine, the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West ...[read more]
July 6, 2012
by Jamie Reese
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed Resolution 2056 on Thursday to address the continued hostilities in the country of Mali and demand the violence come to an end. The unanimously adopted resolution addresses continued humanitarian concerns and discourages rebel groups from ...[read more]
February 22, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Tuesday for an increase in efforts to curb transnational organized crime, drug trafficking and piracy in West Africa. In an address to the UN Security Council, the Secretary-General said he was "particularly concerned about reports stating that terrorist ...[read more]
November 14, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
The Russian Supreme Court classified northern Africa group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) as a terrorist organization in a ruling Thursday, prohibiting the organization from conducting activities in Russia. The court ruled after the Russian Prosecutor General asked the court to ban the ...[read more]

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