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Northern Mali: the junta's secret dealings with jihadists and local kingpins

Activists of a Tuareg political-military movement in northern Mali in 2020.
Activists of a Tuareg political-military movement in northern Mali in 2020. © Souleymane Ag Anara / AFP
The junta's control over turbulent northern Mali has waned, if not evaporated entirely. It has failed to impose its rule in Timbuktu and Gao, and has forged alliances with figures involved in drug trafficking and linked to jihadist movements. [...] (1568 words)
Issue dated 23/12/2022 Reading time 7 minutes Fatoumata Diallo, Joan Tilouine
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