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Malian soldiers patrol the market in Gao, once a stronghold of al-Qaeda-linked Islamists (photo: dpa)

Mali’s fire still smoulders despite French intervention

The Islamist and Tuareg forces which disrupted Mali have been driven into neighbouring countries, but their networks have not been wiped out. With elections only weeks away – in theory - there are still major questions to be answered, such as what is the basis of keeping the peace and who will enforce it? And could tribal leaders be the key to reconciling Mali’s no...
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