Mending Mali poses political and ethnic puzzle

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 06 Mar 2013 View Original
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By Pascal Fletcher

BAMAKO, March 6 (Reuters) - When former colonial power France sent warplanes and troops to Mali on January 11 in a historic intervention, it did not just halt a menacing advance on the capital Bamako by Islamist rebels allied to al Qaeda.

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