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Vol 53 No 17

Published 24th August 2012


Intervention plan revealed

The UN and Ecowas are thinking about a military operation in the north: the question is how, rather than whether

Mali’s regional neighbours are planning a three-phase military intervention, according to a document from the Economic Community of West African States which Africa Confidential has exclusively obtained. The ‘Strategic Concept’ report has gone to the United Nations Security Council for consideration, where most members think the US$410 million cost too high and the timetable too slow.

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