2009 Photo Contest, People in the News, 3rd prize

Philippe Dudouit

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01 March, 2008

A band formed by members of the Niger Movement for Justice helps spread the Tuareg's message. The Tuareg are a nomadic people living in an area that crosses a number of North African countries. They complain that they are excluded from local mining income, and lack political representation. Tuareg groups in both Niger and neighboring Mali attacked government facilities and took scores of prisoners, following the collapse of a 2006 ceasefire.

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Philippe Dudouit

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