Mali quits G5 Sahel anti-jihadist force: France intrigues?

Mali quits G5 Sahel anti-jihadist force: France intrigues? Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Mali is quitting the G5 Sahel regional group. This regional group consisted of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger before Mali announced that it would withdraw from this anti-jihadist alliance.  Mali is citing political…

Mali kills French-Tunisian GSIM terrorists after airstrikes

Mali kills French-Tunisian GSIM terrorists after airstrikes Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Mali claim to have killed several French-Tunisian Islamist terrorists in the forest environs of Ganguel. This concerns two airstrikes to flush out terrorists belonging to GSIM (the Group to Support Islam and Muslims). Henceforth, despite simmering…

Another ethnic massacre in Mali and political tensions

Another ethnic massacre in Mali and political tensions Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Political tensions, ethnic massacres, Islamist terrorism, poverty, and other forces are putting enormous strains on Mali. Thus many people demonstrated in the capital against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Mali is reeling from ethnic and religious extremism. Hence, like…