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Mutiny in Mali

The State of Mali is the latest victim of a state of lawlessness affecting Sahel nations. Economic misery, an armed conflict against its Touareg ethnic population, relentless actions from terror groups allegedly affiliated to Al Qaeda, and an incompetent regime have pushed Mali into the abyss. Unable to fight on several fronts with insufficient resources, a group of Soldiers are turning against their leaders in what appears to be a coup attempt against the man that led a coup d'etat in 1990....
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Insecurity in the Sahel: Bad Governance and Poverty at the Source of Insecurity in the Region [Video]

The ethnic Touaregs, who have maintained their nomadic existence for thousands of years, have been battling the troops of Niger and Mali. Their efforts to gain some basic rights never materialize, creating a security vacuum that enables Al Qaeda to set foot and expand its recruitment. This documentary, which was filmed in Niger, provides a clear depiction of the harsh Touareg life....
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