by Staff Writers
Bamako (AFP) Aug 27, 2011
Mali's most radical Tuareg rebel chief Ibrahim ag Bahanga, who never agreed to disarm, died Friday in an accident in the northeast of the country and was immediately buried, his family said.
Family member Bay ag Alhassane, who broke the news to AFP, did not give details of the accident but it was confirmed by several councillors in the Kidal region.
Ibrahim ag Bahanga never totally joined in north Mali's peace process that resulted from the 2006 Algiers accords between the Malian government and Tuareg rebels.
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Ethiopia, Kenya better 'prepared' for food crisis: IFRC
Geneva (AFP) Aug 26, 2011
The Ethiopian-born secretary-general of the Red Cross said his native country is better "prepared" to handle Africa's worst drought in decades than it was when millions died of starvation in the 1980s. "Twenty years ago, it was terrible," recalled Bekele Geleta, secretary-general of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, who was working for the Geneva-based ... read more
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