The Touareg

From Emergent Africa Sat Feb 2 2013, 06:00:00

In light of Mali, Andy Morgan writes:

What do the Touareg want? Well, find me a person called 'the Touareg' and maybe he or she will tell us. You might as well find 'the English' or 'the Japanese' and ask them what they want while you're at it.

A nation or people rarely if ever think as one. In the case of the Touareg, difference and disharmony is exacerbated by their vast desert habitat and dispersed nomadic lifestyle, both of which tend to foster an allegiance to blood and tribe that is stronger than their attachment to nation or ideology and militate against collective thought or action...[continue reading]

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Burundi:   Riot Police Clash With Protesters (news)
Al Jazeera
26 April 2015

Riot police in Burundi have used water canon, tear gas, and live bullets to disperse crowds protesting against the president's decision to seek a third term. [read more]

Africa:   South Africa and Nigeria Spar Over Xenophobic Violence (news)
Al Jazeera
26 April 2015

The recent xenophobic violence in South Africa against migrant workers has sparked a new diplomatic rift with Nigeria, with the South African government condemning Nigeria's decision to withdraw its ... [read more]

Nigeria:   Abuja Recalls Top Envoys to South Africa (news)
Leadership
26 April 2015

The federal government has recalled its high commissioner to South Africa, Martin Cobham, and his deputy, Uche Okeke, to protest the continued attacks by South Africans on Nigerians and other ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!