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Mali: Insecurity Persists Despite Militia Leader's Arrest

Analysts say despite the government’s efforts to secure the north through its clampdown of a militia accused of masterminding recent Tuareg killings, lasting peace is still elusive in the north because of restive ex-fighters, extreme Sahelian poverty, and drug trafficking. Mali officials have reported arresting dozens of suspects in the Ganda Izo militia, or “children of the earth,” including its leader Amadou Diallo who had fled to neighbouring Niger after four ethnic Tuareg civilians were abducted and killed during a Muslim holiday fair in Gao, Mali on 1 September. (Full Story)

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