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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.

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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: Exile

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

What do the Tuareg want?

They are at the centre of the storm in Mali, but within this diverse group every shade of opinion can be found.

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