By Kris Berwouts: Kris Berwouts has, over the last 25 years, worked for a number of different international NGOs focused on building peace, reconciliation, security and democratic processes. He was the Director of EurAc, the network of European NGOs working for advocacy on Central Africa. He now works as an independent expert on Central Africa.
By Keith Somerville: Keith Somerville is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, teachers at the University of Kent and runs the Africa – News and Analysis (www.africajournalismtheworld.com) website.
By Jimmy Kainja: Jimmy Kainja’s is a longstanding social & political analyst of Malawi & sub-Saharan Africa. You can follow his personal blog at Spirit of muntu and on twitter @jkainja.
By Imad Mesdoua: Imad Mesdoua is a political analyst specialising in the Middle East and North Africa. He currently works for Pasco Risk Management.
From the NYTIMES: Adam Nossiter reported from Dakar, and Peter Tinti from Gao, Mali. Eric Schmitt contributed reporting from Washington, and Scott Sayare and Steven Erlanger from Paris.
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