The real reasons behind the conflict in Mali - Gold, Uranium and possibly oilSubmitted by Ian56 on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 12:48
Mali is Africa's 3rd largest Gold producer.
The Germans have now asked for their Gold stored in France to be repatriated.
Tuareg's, Uranium and Mali's recent military coup
The French generate 80% of their electricity via 59 nuclear reactors. Uranium resources are therefore important to France.
Mali crisis : France moves troops to the front line
Islamic Extremists rode on the back of existing Tuareg resentment of the Mali government.
They are now fighting together for control of the Northern part of the country.
The legitimate government of Mali was overthrown in a military coup in March 2012. They were thrown out of the African Union as a result.
France's neo colonial war for Uranium in Mali
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