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ECOWAS Plans Mali Mediation Mission

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it is preparing to send a team to Mali to promote talks between the government and northern Tuareg rebels ahead of next month’s scheduled elections. ECOWAS Communications Director Sonny Ugoh told VOA the bloc wants to bring the two sides together to discuss what is behind […]

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ICRC: Crisis in Mali Worsens

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Committee of the Red Cross warns conditions are growing worse in northern Mali, where tens of thousands of civilians are trying to escape fighting between the army and Tuareg rebels. The ICRC Friday said about 72,000 people have been displaced by the violence and called the situation precarious. The head of the ICRC’s […]

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UN: Mali Unrest Forces 130,000 to Flee

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says fighting in northern Mali between government forces and Tuareg rebels has forced about 130,000 people to flee their homes. The U.N. refugee agency says people are seeking refuge inside the country and in neighboring countries, like Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso. An estimated 60,000 Malians are internally displaced and the largest […]

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Mali, France Condemn Alleged Tuareg Rebel Atrocities

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The government of Mali has joined with France in condemning alleged atrocities that have occurred during a new offensive launched by Tuareg rebels in the northwest African nation. The ethnic Tuaregs are seeking autonomy in Mali’s northern regions. French Development Minister Henri de Raincourt, who visited Mali last week, told VOA there is increasing concern […]

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ICRC: Fighting in Northern Mali Displaces 30,000

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The International Committee of the Red Cross says at least 30,000 people have been displaced in northern Mali, where Tuareg fighters have launched a renewed rebellion against the government. A Red Cross official said Thursday people are fleeing northern Mali in “large numbers,” and some are living in “dire conditions” with no shelter, food or […]

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UN Condemns Tuareg Violence; New Town Under Rebel Control

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have seized a strategic border town, as the United Nations urges an end to the fighting. Rebel fighters said Wednesday they seized the town of Tinzawaten, and government forces confirmed they made a “strategic” retreat. The government troops withdrew across the border into Algeria. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said […]

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UN Condemns Tuareg Violence; New Town Under Rebel Control

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have seized a strategic border town, as the United Nations urges an end to the fighting. Rebel fighters said Wednesday they seized the town of Tinzawaten, and government forces confirmed they made a “strategic” retreat. The government troops withdrew across the border into Algeria. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said […]

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UN Condemns Tuareg Violence; New Town Under Rebel Control

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Tuareg rebels in northern Mali have seized a strategic border town, and the United Nations has urged an end to the fighting. Rebel fighters said Wednesday they seized the town of Tinzawaten, and government forces confirmed they made a “strategic” retreat. The government troops withdrew across the border into Algeria. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

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UN: 22,000 People Flee Mali Fighting

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says at least 22,000 people have fled fighting in northern Mali linked to a Tuareg rebellion. Spokesman Adrian Edwards told VOA on Tuesday the U.N. is sending a mission to the region to assess the humanitarian situation. The refugee agency estimates 10,000 people have fled from Mali into Niger, with […]

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UN: 22,000 People Flee Mali Fighting

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says at least 22,000 people have fled fighting in northern Mali linked to a Tuareg rebellion. Spokesman Adrian Edwards told VOA on Tuesday the U.N. is sending a mission to the region to assess the humanitarian situation. The refugee agency estimates 10,000 people have fled from Mali into Nigeria, with […]

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