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Rebellion claims a president

Former Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré, overthrown by mutinous soldiers, said recently that tackling recalcitrant Tuareg rebels in the north is going to be an ongoing task for future governments. “The problems of the north have been with us for 50 years now… Our elders dealt with them; we are...
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Thousands of Touaregs flee into Burkina Faso

At least 8,000 Touaregs fleeing fighting in neighbouring Mali have found refuge in Burkina Faso, having arrived “in a dire humanitarian condition”, the government said yesterday. It said it would set up a coordination committee to bring the refugees – currently spread between the western and Sahelian parts of the...
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