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IPFS News Link • Africa: On the Map

The Scramble For Africa: U.S. Invasion Paves Way For Corporate Development

 The French invasion of Mali began on Jan. 16 when 800 French troops landed in Mali — that number has now swelled to 2,500 and is expected to grow as the U.S. and other European nations send troops and supplies to support the mission.

With the material backing of the U.S., entered Mali to bring a swift end to an insurgency of terrorist rebels in the northern territory of the West African country. While the presence of fighters in the breakaway state of Azawad presents a serious challenge to the Malians and its neighbors, skeptics charge that there are other motives behind the intervention.