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The Tuareg people are nomads of the Sahara who speak various Tuareg languages.Tuareg may also refer to: - Source: Wikipedia
Mali will need all the international support it can get to successfully conduct elections in July, the country's first since an international military intervention helped the West African nation beat back a takeover by Islamic extremists in the North, a Mali official said Monday.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton embarked Wednesday on a seven-nation tour of Africa, where Islamist militants have made startling gains and increasing Chinese influence has secured abundant resources for the communist-ruled nation.
Fighting broke out Wednesday between secular and Islamist rebels who are vying for control of northern Mali, leaving at least three people wounded after a shootout that underlines the growing tensions in the region.
A fugitive wanted by the International Criminal Court, Moammar Gadhafi's one-time heir apparent appears to have disappeared in the Sahara Desert's ocean of dunes and could remain hidden for months in an area more than twice the size of Texas.
Libya's new rulers think Col. Moammar Gadhafi may be hiding in the southern desert under the protection of ethnic Tuareg fighters, while two of his sons are holed up in cities besieged by revolutionary forces elsewhere in the North African nation, officials said Wednesday.