Category Archives: Mali

China sends security forces for the first time on a UN mission

At the request of the United Nations, the People’s Liberation Army sent the troops, made up of 35 engineers, 65 medical workers and 35 soldiers, to join the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali for eight months. A 135-strong … Continue reading

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Friday Foto

French army EOD technicians secure a helicopter in a hangar at the Gao airport, on February 9, 2013. (Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images)

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French Lessons From Mali: Support Together, Fight Alone

This article was originally published on – copyright 2013 Breaking Media, Inc.   Murielle Delaporte, a respected French military analyst, was embedded with French forces in Mali for 10 days in late April and offers this early look at … Continue reading

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Friday Foto

This photo taken March 8, 2013 by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French soldiers patrolling in the Mettatai region in northern Mali. France’s Presidential office on Saturday March 23 2013 said that DNA testing has shown that … Continue reading

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C’est L’Afrique

Continuing on our recent theme of French involvement in Africa, our interest was piqued recently when we saw this new -and unusual – morale patch design pop up. “C’est L’Afrique” is of course French for “This is Africa” – you … Continue reading

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