Post-Gaddafi era casts shadow over Sahara-Sahel

27.11.2011                      01.Kislev. 5772                      Rosch Chodesch

Libyen:

Post-Gaddafi era casts shadow over Sahara-Sahel

Complex mosaic of nations, tribes and militants is hampering strategies by African and Western nations to staunch the flow of weapons and fighters south from the civil war in Libya into the Sahara-Sahel region.

Libya's civil war and the end of Muammar Gaddafi's rule has pumped more weapons and men into an already volatile mix of local rebels, cross-border criminals and Islamists in the remote desert regions of Mali, Niger and Mauritania.
Diplomacy and military cooperation has made some progress towards intercepting arms and fighters but much needs to be done….