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The role of Islam and natural resources in current Mali political turmoil

Shuriye, Abdi Omar and Ibrahim , Dauda Sh. (2013) The role of Islam and natural resources in current Mali political turmoil. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4 (6). pp. 507-513. ISSN 2039-9340

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Abstract

In the recent times, the Republic of Mali has been striving to restore peace and harmony in the state. The conflict initiated by insurgent Islamist groups fighting against the Malian government for independence in northern Mali. The revolt against the government is associated with the implementation of shariah laws. Despite the current decrepit political condition in Mali it seems to be a site of attraction of Western military intervention. This paper studies the role of religion and natural resources in the conflict. Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world but in reserve it has one of the largest amounts of mineral deposits including uranium and other energy related resources. The significance of this paper is that it critically analyses the legality, motives and purpose of French intervention in Malian conflict and direct US support for it.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4669/32495
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mali, Islam, Conflict, Natural resources, Islamist Groups
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Abdi Omar Shuriye
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 16:17
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 16:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32495

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