Wagner's fearsome mercenaries were forced out of Ukraine after a failed mutiny. Many are now unleashing horrors in Mali

Sat, 26 Aug 2023 11:38:29 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"On a Friday in June, the government of Mali, a landlocked country in West
Africa about the size of the Northern Territory, made a surprising request.

They wanted the roughly 13,000 UN peacekeepers stationed there to pack up and
leave as soon as possible.

For a decade, peacekeepers from 55 nations have been deployed in Mali to help
stabilise the country and act as a bulwark against extremist insurgency in the
lawless north.

But since 2021, Mali's leaders have increasingly turned their backs on Western
help and instead enlisted mercenaries from the Wagner Group, the shadowy
Russian paramilitary outfit led by Yevgeny Prigozhin."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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