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Plea Deal For Navy Seal Linked To Strangulation Death Of U.S. Army Soldier In Mali
May 24, 2019
Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar was found dead on June 4, 2017 in housing he shared with other special operations forces in Mali. Evidence of the murder was covered up by the four servicemen who led investigators on a wild goose chase, claiming that the non-drinking Melgar was drunk and had engaged in “frat-like” behavior that had gotten the soldiers uninvited from events at the U.S. Embassy. ... read more »
Senior Malian Officers Removed from Posts After Massacre of Fulani Herdsmen
March 29, 2019
Jihadist groups dislodged from Middle East battlegrounds are reportedly regrouping in West Africa, exploiting longstanding grievances between the Dogon farmers and the Puelh-Fulani nomadic herdsmen of Mali over access to limited supplies of land and water. ... read more »
Shocking Documentary Delivers Jaw-Dropping Profile of ISIS
February 1, 2019
How much do you know about ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? Sure, you probably know that it is an extremist Muslim sect which claims to be a caliphate headquartered in Syria.  ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
January 25, 2019
For movies opening January 25, 2019: ... read more »
Teammates Of U.S. Green Beret Face Murder Prosecution
November 20, 2018
More than a year has passed since the death of U.S. Green Beret Logan Melgar in Bamako, Mali. Investigators now believe they have men of interest – two Navy SEALS and two Marine Raiders. The four face charges that include felony murder in the strangulation death of Staff Sgt. Melgar. ... read more »
Riot Police Break Up ‘Transparency Rally’ in Mali
June 7, 2018
Several hundred people attended the rally, outside the headquarters of the Democratic Alliance for Peace – the party of the current President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Some 30 people were hospitalized, according to the protestors, including prominent opposition figure Etienne Fabaka Sissoko who was reportedly in a coma after security forces fired live ammunition at protesters on Saturday. ... read more »
African Who Saved Child from Fall Gets French Citizenship
May 31, 2018
A migrant from Mali who scrambled up the side of a building to save a 4 year old child dangling from a fifth floor balcony was thanked this week by President Emmanuel Macron and offered citizenship. ... read more »
All Eyes Fixed On West Africa As U.S. Role In Combat Grows
October 31, 2017
They took part in two operations in Mali before Melgar’s death, according to the Times.   ... read more »
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