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French drive Extremists out of Timbuktu and other parts of the Malian Country. Where’s African Forces?

Mali is free again

France frees Timbuktu from extremists. Where are the African forces

French drive extremists out of Timbuktu and other parts of the Malian Country.

Vive La France!!!!!!!! They are yelling in the street of the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu and in other parts of Mali.

Where are the African forces?  Where was ECOWAS?  It is an organization of 15 African nations  and their mission statement reads:

Its mission is to promote economic integration in “all fields of
economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters …..”

Isn’t the burning and destroying of Timbuktu ancient historical landmarks a cultural matter?  Isn’t the implementation Sharia law a social matter?

Timbuktu destroyed

Extremists destroy Timbuktu shrines











The heads of ECOWAS in Abuja Nigeria need to get their resources amongst OTHER THINGS together!

If Africa is to be a world leader and possible the United States of Africa, then African nations MUST come to the aid of their own people.

Is great that France came the rescue of Mali. Yet this is a short-term solution.

African leaders must come together and come up with regional military strike forces to intervene with swift action to extremists, terrorists, natural disasters or whatever be the case.

I heard that the slow response from ECOWAS was due to assets being used to fight against Boko Haram in  parts  of Nigeria  and that logistical it would take a number of months to deploy to Mali.

For the ancient African textbooks to be lost in some of the Timbuktu libraries is a huge blow to the historical achievements of the African scholars and people. It is an African tragedy and a loss to the world community.

How will the lyrics of Bob Marley’s Africa Unite ever come to fruition ?

“Unite for the benefit (Africa unite) for the benefit of your people!
Unite for it’s later (Africa unite) than you think!”

God bless the peoples of Africa and it’s vast Diaspora.





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Artikleblak is a panoramic color-consciousness of digital media connecting the African Diaspora throughout the world. This world is a massive environment and our images and stories and concerns are spread to sparingly throughout the planet and digital terra. People of color comprise 4/5th of the world's population. Yet we have to Google search and channel surf and scour the event calendars to find ourselves, whether it be a person, place or thing. We should nevermore let oceans, languages, religions, cultures or man-made boundaries partition us. Our humanity is to powerful to remain fragmented, lets make it ONE again. Sincere thanks, Artikleblak


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