Mali tries to neutralize effects after Gaddafi

Mali tries to neutralize effects after Gaddafi

Bamako : Mali | Oct 17, 2011 at 9:16 AM PDT
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Thousands of Tuaregs took refuge in Libya following rebellions in Mali and Niger

The Malian government sent its minister of Interior in the north west of Africa, after two Tuareg rebel groups announced their merger.

The new group, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (NMLA), says he has 700 men ready to fight and some of these are the Tuareg who fought for Gaddafi in Libya.

The NMLA wants independence for the region of the Sahara desert in northern Mali.

Mali had said from the beginning of the conflict in Libya Gaddafi's fall would have a destabilizing effect on the region.

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A Tuareg source said that about 1,500 ex-rebels from Niger fought for Kadhafi
A Tuareg source said that about 1,500 ex-rebels from Niger fought for Kadhafi
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