Murder of Fulani Christian mayor in Mali increases concerns over creeping Islamic extremism

Murder of Fulani Christian mayor in Mali increases concerns over creeping Islamic extremism
The motive behind the murder of a Fulani Christian politician in Mali last month remains unknown, but locals suspect an Islamist agenda. Moussa Issah Bary, the 47-year-old deputy mayor of Kerana (near the Burkina Faso border), was shot dead by six unidentified men on motorbikes on 16 November. He is . . . Read More

Islamists want to ‘wipe out’ Christian presence in northern Mali

Islamists want to ‘wipe out’ Christian presence in northern Mali
It’s not only in the Middle East that the advance of Islamist jihadists is exercising the international community. While attention has been focused on northern Iraq and Syria, the French government has been bombing Islamist militant positions in Africa to stop the emergence of jihadists in the Sahel. Now on . . . Read More