Central Sahara

The nomadic insurgents

Tuesday 17 July 2007 by cybersahara

Niger’s security forces have been arbitrarily arresting and killing tuaregs

Niger asks for pressure on Tuareg rebels

__4__ By Nick Tattersall Niamey - Niger’s President Mamadou Tandja has asked neighbouring states in the Sahara to persuade Tuareg-led rebels in his country’s remote desert north to lay down their weapons. The nomadic insurgents, who have raided army garrisons and mining targets since February, will face military operations against them if they refuse, officials said. Tandja had called on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and other neighbours to intercede with the Tuareg-led rebel Niger Movement for Justice (MNJ),.. __4__ READ FULL ARTICLE, en savoir plus,


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