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Vol 53 No 22

Published 2nd November 2012


Soldiers get ready

As Europe steps up offers of military training and equipment, and Algeria agrees to help, preparations intensify for Bamako’s march northwards

This week, teams of West African, African Union and United Nations military planners descended on Bamako to get an agreement from President Dioncounda Traoré’s government on a strategy to wrest control of northern Mali from the jihadists.

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