Civil war and a humanitarian catastrophe loom in Mali

May 4, 2012

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Deposed Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure.

A military coup toppled Mali’s leader, Amadou Toumani Toure, in March. The move heightened uncertainty in one of the region's only established democracies. With more than 320,000 displaced people, the West African country faces a potential civil war and a humanitarian disaster.

Worldview checks in on Mali’s worsening situation with Susanna Wing, associate professor of political science at Haverford College.