Chadian peacekeepers serving with the UN in northern Mali, 2013. (UN Photo/Marco Dormino)

Instability Widens in Mali and the Sahel Region of Africa

May 23, 2017 Super User

The first foreign visit of the new French President Emmanuel Macron, after a now habitual trip to Berlin, was to Gao in northern Mali as head of the French military. The visit was an attempt to be seen as paying attention to the efforts of French troops in operations in northern Mali and other states of the Sahel region of Africa.

Following a bombing in Yemen, 2016. (Reuters)

Yemen is Shocked to Its Bones

May 9, 2017 Super User

Time is on no one’s side as regards the crisis in Yemen. As nightmare visions of living skeletons with bloated bellies and pleading eyes once more appear on the planet’s TV screens, we in the U.S. will have missed a vital chance to avert a world in which untold millions are to be shocked to their bones.

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