Beneath Mali’s calm surface, the Islamist threat is alive and well
JOHANNESBURG — The Globe and Mail
By now, peace and stability were supposed to be returning to war-ravaged Mali.
France was promising to withdraw its troops, and United Nations peacekeepers were in place. Elections were held peacefully this week. A former coup leader was hauled to court on Wednesday to face criminal charges. Mali’s supporters in Europe and elsewhere were congratulating themselves on the progress.