Tuareg

Violence approaches area where people sought refuge amid first clash since Tuareg rebels and troops signed truce deal.

5 Nov 2014

Al-Qaeda gets the most attention, but local groups and ethnic fighters are part of a complicated mix of instability.

17 Jan 2013

Amid desertification and drought, tensions rise as rival armed groups vie for control of the impoverished region.

8 Jul 2012