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Vol 53 No 7

Published 30th March 2012


Mali

Rebels and putschists

Behind the coup in Bamako lies deep discontent at impunity as well as the mishandling of the Tuareg revolt

The protests in Bamako started out with disgruntled soldiers, angry at how politicians had allowed their comrades to be overrun by Tuareg rebels. This then snowballed into a more general revolt against President Amadou Toumani Touré.

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