Troubles in Tuareg heartland of Kidal jeopardise Mali peace
A few stale and mouldy loaves are all that is left in the main bakery of Mali's northern desert town of Kidal.
The owners abandoned it when flour prices doubled after armed fighters from a mostly Tuareg group blockaded the town, which sits at a critical smuggling crossroads, last month.
The blockade is part of a bitter feud between rival Tuareg clans which is undermining attempts to implement a 2015 peace deal and stabilise northern Mali and, by extension, the Sahel.
Tens of millions of dollars in Western aid to address the root causes of cyclical Tuareg uprisings in the north are on... read more
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