Tuareg

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 12th, 2013
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Mali and its international partners need to seize the moment for national dialogue to forestall renewed political and security crises. Mali: Security, Dialogue and Meaningful Reform, the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the situation in Mali after France’s military interven...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2013
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By Keith Somerville Africa inherited its borders – they were not created by those who live within them, are divided by them or who cannot easily trade across them.  The many straight lines on the map (or even the wiggly ones that follow rivers or other features) are one of the banes of the continent....
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 2nd, 2013
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French President Francois Hollande arrived in central Mali Saturday, three weeks after French forces launched their intervention against Islamist militants in the African country. Mr. Hollande, accompanied by the defense and development ministers, flew into the town of Sevare, and will later visit Ti...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 2nd, 2013
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TIMBUKTU, Mali — Zahby Ould Ibrahim’s general store was looted to the studs this week. The horde that descended upon it took not just the shop’s stock of pots, pans and bedding but the electric sockets, the light bulbs and the doorframe, too. A few shops away, Mahamane Dguitteye’s grocery store, its ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 25th, 2013
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Ian Birrell, The Guardian Malians wave to French soldiers as a convoy of armoured vehicles leaves Bamako on January 15 for deployment in the north of Mali as part of operation Serval. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images For 10 months the collapse of Mali was largely ignored by the west. A cou...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 22nd, 2013
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There is yet another Islamist-backed war going on, this time in Mali.  While it has a faction seeking to impose Sharia law, and whose leader is a cousin of the head of Al Qaeda in the region, it also is dominated by a long secessionist dispute by the nomadic lighter skinned Tuareg (also spelled Touar...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Nov 21st, 2012
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Military forces of the African Union are ready to enter the north of Mali to suppress Islamist uprisings. The plan of the operation aimed at restoration of legitimate authority must be submitted to the UN by November 27. So far, the West only promised to help with the logistics, but the strong army o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 24th, 2012
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By Abayomi Azikiwe Western imperialist states, with the support of the United Nations Security Council, are preparing for a full-scale military intervention in the West African state of Mali. Since March, the country has been in a severe political crisis after a military coup and its effective partit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 23rd, 2012
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Six armed militias in Mali have joined forces and say they will retake the country’s north from Islamist and rebel groups in control of the territory since April. The Patriotic Forces of Resistance [FPR] says it will fight the Islamist militants and Tuareg separatists who seized control of nort...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 1st, 2012
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Only days after Tuareg rebels and Islamist fighters announced an alliance for a new Islamic state in northern Mali, the Tuareg rebels have backed away from the deal. An analyst says this latest move points to a dilemma the Tuaregs have faced since the start of this latest rebellion – how to han...