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Vol 49 No 13

Published 20th June 2008


Tough times

Things have turned unexpectedly nasty for the huge Saharan state

These are tough times for Mali and its President Amadou Toumani Touré (ATT). On top of the surge in prices which affects all of Africa, he faces a resurgence of rebellion among the Tuaregs of the Sahara desert, an imminent collapse of the education system and festering corruption.

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