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Crisis in Mali


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People cheer on January 29, 2013 in Ansongo, Mali as Nigerian troops enter the city. Ansongo was recaptured by French-led soldiers over the weekend in an offensive against radicals.
Kambou Sia/AFP/Getty Images)
People cheer on January 29, 2013 in Ansongo, Mali as Nigerian troops enter the city. Ansongo was recaptured by French-led soldiers over the weekend in an offensive against radicals.

French-led troops in Mali now control the ancient city of Timbuktu, which was occupied for 10 months by Islamists. France now plans to turn over long-term security operations to an African force. Have the militants been defeated or have they just retreated to the desert? We'll get the latest on the conflict, and discuss the U.S. role in the region.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Chris Fomunyoh, senior associate for Africa National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
  • John Campbell, senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink"
  • Mamadou Diallo, regional manager for West Africa with Freedom from Hunger
  • Mark Quarterman, director of research for The Enough Project, which fights to end genocide and crimes against humanity
  • Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, international correspondent for NPR

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