The following is the promised sequel to Mali: Why the Junta is Gone, an article first published on my blog A Human Rights Journal.
Three months have passed since last I wrote about the crisis in Mali, events of monumental proportions had occurred in this landlocked West-African Nation. If you have been following this story from the very beginning, you will remember that I described the situation on the ground and the possible impact this conflict will have on regional and global
Updated Aug 17, 2012 at 08:34 PM by anwar.adamu
West Africa has seen its fair share of Military coups. Within just a few years of the countries in the region gaining their independence, the political structures that were put in place by departing colonial powers and accepted by the people were abruptly under assault from self-acclaimed "Revolutionary Armed Forces". The first blow fell in Togo on January 13, 1963 and was followed by copy-cat takeovers with the most consequential happening in Ghana in February 1966, it ousted from power the much