France announces troop withdrawal from Mali after nearly a decade and other stories

Today we look at the withdrawal of French troops from Mali after 9 years, a report on Dutch colonial violence during Indonesia’s independence war, and more

February 18, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we look at France’s announcement of troops withdrawal from Mali after nearly a decade; a study detailing the systematic and deliberate violence deployed by the Dutch army during the 1945-9 Indonesian war of independence; new regulations passed by Ecuador’s National Assembly for the limited decriminalization of abortion in cases of rape; and Israel’s refusal to cooperate with the UN Commission of Inquiry’s investigation into the human rights violations against Palestinians.