Why is Mali Spiraling out of Control?

August 1, 2012 by

Northern Mali promises to be the graveyard of scores of innocent people if African countries don’t collectively challenge Western influence in the region. Mali is fast becoming the Afghanistan of Africa. The tragic reality is that Mali - a large but sparsely populated country, with around 15.5 million inhabitants - was until a few months ago paraded as a model of stability and fledgling democracy in west Africa.