North of Mali collapse completely and fallen into hands of fundamentalist rebels using cultural violence | Democracy, elections, and voting at Democracy Chronicles
Silence in the Sahel…
A tragedy is happening in Mali. Half a million displaced, ancient Sufi shrines destroyed and a ban on secular music being performed. What’s causing this is al-Qaeda’s attempt to impose sharia law in the north of the country. This is a new dimension to an old conflict…. It began around 50 years ago… but will it end?