Rebels in northern Mali seek independence

An exclusive report from northern Mali where Arab fighters call for self-rule in region they call Azawad.

Last Modified: 02 Nov 2013 14:04
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Arab fighters in northern Mali say they are willing to fight to the death for independence of the region, what they call Azawad.

Al Jazeera is the first international news organisation to visit them since French forces intervened earlier this year.

The Arab Movement of Azawad, one of the three groups that have been waging an armed rebellion against the central rule, poses a security challenge for the government in the capital, Bamako.

Mohamed Vall sends this exclusive report from northern Mali.


Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
The world's newest professional sport comes from an unlikely source: video games.
The group's takeover of farms in Qaraqosh, 30km from Mosul, has caused fear among residents, and a jump in food prices.
Protests and online activism in recent months have brought a resurgence of ethnic Oromo nationalism in Ethiopia.
Chemotherapy is big business, but some US doctors say it could be overused and are pushing for cheaper and better care.
Amid vote audit and horse-trading, politicians of all hues agree a compromise is needed to avoid political instability.
join our mailing list