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War & Conflict
by Rebecca Murray
by Mauricio Morales
Politics10 Sep 2014 16:23 GMT
Spokesman for MNLA rebel group tells Al Jazeera people in the north have been marginalised and need autonomy.
Orphans of the Sahara23 Jan 2014 20:08 GMT
Part three of explores the astonishing wealth that lies beneath the Tuareg's ancestral land.
Orphans of the Sahara16 Jan 2014 19:57 GMT
Part two of this series explores northern Mali in 2012 as it falls to Tuareg separatists and their al-Qaeda rivals.
Orphans of the Sahara09 Jan 2014 19:58 GMT
With the fall of Gaddafi, thousands of Tuaregs return to Mali and Niger and launch their fight for an independent state.
Mali17 Jan 2013 10:19 GMT
Al-Qaeda gets the most attention, but local groups and ethnic fighters are part of a complicated mix of instability.
Mali30 Dec 2012 12:29 GMT
An exclusive report from inside northern Mali.
Mali08 Jul 2012 09:52 GMT
Amid desertification and drought, tensions rise as rival armed groups vie for control of the impoverished region.
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