Mali’s Foreign Minister says the government will do all it can to recapture the land it lost after the March coup. After the northern territory was captured by Tuareg separatists following a March 22 coup, al Qaeda linked groups managed to expell the rebels from their self-declared rule, suspending Tuareg plans for statehood. With large [...]
The turmoil in Northern Mali’s Timbuktu region is making it difficult to manage a severe food shortage. Al Qaeda-affiliated fighters have declared an independent Islamic State in the area. Many residents have moved to refugee camps leaving the poorest to fend for themselves. May Welsh reports from the city of Timbuktu.
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More than 100000 people have been forced from their homes as fighting between Mali government forces and Tuareg rebels rages on. In what has been described as the worst crisis in Mali for 20 years, about a quarter of the country’s refugee population have fled to neighbouring Niger. Most are in a refugee camp less [...]
In Niger alone, more than five million people are at risk of famine or severe food shortages.
United Nations warns of food crisis, with 10 million in need of assistance.
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Al Jazeera’s May Welsh reports from Niger on fears in Mali that nomadic fighters, once employed by the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, have returned home to renew independence fight.
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The once massive pro-democracy protests in Bahrain has been reduced to small clashes between youth and police in predominantly Shia areas. Security forces have allegedly launched a brutal crackdown on protesters with beatings and sweeping arrests. Nearly 1000 demonstrators have been imprisoned, among them doctors, artists and lawyers. The UN High Commissioner for Human rights [...]