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Mali dogofry distributionThe United Nation's Security Council is a step closer to military intervention in the nation labelled by some as the Afghanistan of West Africa.

NZ journalist, Kim Vinnell, has visited Mali, where the  government and its allies have been  given a deadline by the UN to table plans on using force to overthrow Islamist rebels controlling the north of the country.

In this Insight, she speaks to  a security analyst, local politicians and NGOs as the nation struggles with rebels, internal refugees and a food crisis after failed crops.