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Orphans of the Sahara

Orphans of the Sahara

Terakaft: 'Revolutionary music'

The Tuareg band says they make music to spread the message of their people.

Orphans of the Sahara

Uranium mining in Niger: AREVA responds

The French nuclear giant responds to allegations in Al Jazeera's documentary, Orphans of the Sahara.

Orphans of the Sahara

Orphans of the Sahara: Exile

Part three of explores the astonishing wealth that lies beneath the Tuareg's ancestral land.

Orphans of the Sahara

Orphans of the Sahara: Rebellion

Part two of this series explores northern Mali in 2012 as it falls to Tuareg separatists and their al-Qaeda rivals.

Orphans of the Sahara

Orphans of the Sahara: Return

With the fall of Gaddafi, thousands of Tuaregs return to Mali and Niger and launch their fight for an independent state.

Orphans of the Sahara

Toumast: Music and identity

The band headed by a former Tuareg liberation fighter uses music as testimony about the struggle for self-rule.

Orphans of the Sahara

Bombino: A musical mission

The Tuareg musician says education, not guns, is the solution to the problems facing his people.

Orphans of the Sahara

Tamikrest: Struggle through song

Using a mix of desert blues and western rock, the Tuareg band sings about the challenges facing their people.