Mali, once a strong ally of the U.S. in the fight against Islamic terrorists, is in chaos.
The Economic Community of West African States has imposed sanctions on Mali following a military coup last month that toppled the tiny West African country’s elected government.
There are gasoline shortages and power and water outages.
The March coup by U.S.-trained army Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo opened the door for an alliance of separatists and Islamic rebels in the country’s north to capture wide swaths of territory from the in-flux government. The captured regions includes the city of Timbuktu.