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Africa’s classic depiction in the mainstream media, as a giant basket case full of endless war, famine and helpless children creates an illusion of a continent utterly dependent on Western handouts.
“Without Africa, there will be no history of France in the 21st century.”—Former French President Francois Mitterand
Mali’s teetering civilian government announced a new “national unity government” on July 30 in an attempt to hold on to the powers of state assumed following a military coup.
On March 22, a month prior to the scheduled presidential election, a military coup in Mali toppled the government of President Amadou Toumani Touré.