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Blood in the sand

By Stefan Simanowitz  

The failed Delta airlines bombing:


The attempted bombing of Delta Airlines flight 253 by a Nigerian has led to media speculation on the rise of militant Islam in west Africa. But we need to put the situation into perspective.


“Following recent events in the North of Mali,” the press release from the organisers of the Festival of the Desert reads, “…the festival will make its camps in the desert sands just minutes from the…

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