Mali: Who controls Kidal?
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In Kidal, northern Mali, danger is never far away. Neither the Malian government nor its army is anywhere to be seen – neither is welcome here. Tuareg rebels are determined to keep control of the region, which they call Azawad. For now, Franco-Chadian forces maintain an uneasy peace. But the planned withdrawal of French troops could leave the Chadians sitting on a powder keg.
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