Mali, the smelly French and the Strange bedfellows: MNLA’s on-again, off-again marriage with Ansar Dine

In his blog, “Bridges Over Bamako”, Bruce Whitehouse, an anthropologist at the US-based Lehigh University, noted that, “It’s certainly true that the Tuareg have a sympathetic following among the French and that rebel spokesmen have frequently appeared in the French media.”

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