Episode 72 of Africa Past and Present—the podcast about African history, culture, and politics—is now available at: http://afripod.aodl.org
In this episode, Vicki Huddleston, former U.S. Ambassador to Mali, and anthropologist Bruce Whitehouse (Lehigh University) discuss the ongoing political and military conflict in Mali. Focus is on the complex origins of the Tuareg and Islamist insurgencies in the north, French intervention and U.S. policy, and how to chart ways to peace and stability in a wounded West African nation.
Africa Past and Present is hosted by Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and co-produced by Matrix—the digital humanities center—and the Department of History at Michigan State University. Subscribe to the podcast on our website and on iTunes.