French-led troops in Mali now control the ancient city of Timbuktu, which was occupied for 10 months by Islamists. France now plans to turn over long-term security operations to an African force. Have the militants been defeated or have they just retreated to the desert? We’ll get the latest on the conflict, and discuss the U.S. role in the region.
John Campbell, senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink"
Mamadou Diallo, regional manager for West Africa with Freedom from Hunger
Mark Quarterman, director of research for The Enough Project, which fights to end genocide and crimes against humanity
Chris Fomunyoh, senior associate for Africa National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, international correspondent for NPR