U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Algeria this week seeking the country’s support for a West African force to help Mali’s military regain control of the north. And her talks with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika were dominated by the issue of how to deal with the terrorists and Islamic fundamentalists who took control of more than two-thirds of Mali after a coup toppled the government in Bamako last March.
- Clinton in Algeria for Talks on Mali, AQIM (voanews.com)
- U.S. Tries To Build A Coalition To Confront Al Qaeda In Mali (warnewsupdates.blogspot.com)
- US asks Algeria support on Mali intervention (worldbulletin.net)