2009 Photo Contest, People in the News, Stories, 3rd prize
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Philippe Dudouit

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01 March, 2008

A young recruit of the Tuareg rebel Niger Movement for Justice stands in the mountainous region of northern Niger. 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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