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Vol 55 No 21

Published 24th October 2014


Crisis returns as talks falter

Negotiations over the future of the north have resumed without much sign of any rapprochement

Lethal attacks by jihadists on United Nations' forces and armed clashes among Tuareg factions take place against a background of another round of sluggish peace talks in Algiers. No compromise is yet in sight that might satisfy both the government and the three main Tuareg nationalist organisations, let alone other armed groups. Meanwhile, ten UN peacekeepers – nine Nigeriens and one Senegalese – from the UN's Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations unies pour la stabilisation au Mali, died in recent Islamist attacks in the north.

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