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Bilal ag Acherif


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Strains on the front line

Visiting members of the UN Security Council in New York last month, the Azawad leaders Bilal ag Acherif and Alghabass ag Intallah pressed for the return of refugees and a census in the north, as well as the rapid opening of the Kidal and Timbuktu cantonment camps for fighters from armed groups...


    Vol 57 No 19 |
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Instability goes national

One of the CMA's main factions, the Mouvement national de libération de l'Azawad, led by Bilal ag Acherif, is feeling the strain of trying to reconcile its pro-independence popular base among the Ifoghas people with the pragmatic signature of last year's peace deal...


    Vol 56 No 13 |
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A peace deal, against all odds

In April, a split in the MNLA between Colonel Mohammed ag Najem and Bilal ag Acherif, nephew of veteran jihadist Ansar Eddine leader Iyad ag Ghali, weakened the MNLA forces in Ménaka (AC Vol 55 No 6, Talking Timbuktu)...

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    Vol 55 No 12 |
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Ripples from Kidal

Along with the MNLA's Bilal ag Acherif and Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati of the MAA, he signed an undertaking in Algiers on 9 June to disarm any non-government forces not belonging to those groups and to prepare for dialogue with Bamako...


    Vol 55 No 6 |
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Talking Timbuktu

Assaleh blames the split on MNLA leader Bilal ag Acherif’s decision to court Morocco as a new mediator in the peace process...


Aziz’s power game

One sign that Abdel Aziz may support the anti-jihadist campaign was a report late last month that he had met Bilal ag Acherif, the Secretary General of the Mouvement national pour la libération de l’Azawad...


    Vol 53 No 15 |
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The jihadists take over

MNLA Secretary General Bilal ag Acherif was shot in the leg and evacuated to Burkina Faso, and a commander, Col...


    Vol 53 No 13 |
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Tuareg splits widen

MNLA supremo Bridging the divide between the MNLA fighters and the expatriate intellectuals is Bilal ag Acherif, the MNLA’s 35-year-old Secretary General, who on 7 June set up a Conseil transitoire de l’état de l’Azawad, a transitional government of 28 MNLA members...


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