I agree. Well, Northern Mali is now REALLY off limits. The declaration today of a New Islamic state by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (no, really, thats their name) and the Taliban-crazy Bin Laden inspired "Ansar al-Dinne" (aka Al Qaeda of the Islamic Magreb-Mali branch) is at least one way to get the the coup winners in Bamako back on the USA and French good graces after looting the central bank. The Bamako response is going to be predictable and involve lots of overlanding ... well, if you call Toyota 75s with heavy machineguns and rockets moving armed men from the south to the north . Expect lots of high speed chases and random indiscriminate shooting of locals. Yeesh!
"KEEP CALM and ROVER ON
1986 LR 110 CSW - 3.5L V8 "Bad Wolf" - Coniston green
1984 LR 110 Stage 1 3.5L V8 "The Gopher"
Still Overseas: 1984 LR 150 Hotspur 150 - Sandringham 6. 6x6 - 3.5L - ("Big Bird" soon "SOPMOD Simba")- Under Restoration
1989 LR 110 Hardtop - 3.5L V8 "Dug the Dog"
1997 LR D90 Auto - 4.6L Range Rover Engine "Baby Duck"