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:

Nigeria:   Church Collapse Rescue Ends (news)
Premium Times
18 September 2014

Rescue operations at the site of the collapsed building at The Synagogue Church of All Nations, Lagos, have ended with 80 people confirmed dead. [read more]

Uganda:   Youth Discover the Beauty in Farming (news)
Inter Press Service
18 September 2014

Before she entered the Miss Uganda beauty contest, 24-year-old Fiona Nassaka was a farmer. [read more]

Sierra Leone:   UN Urges End to Ebola Travel Restrictions, As Sierra Leone Enters Lockdown (news)
Deutsche Welle
19 September 2014

The UN Security Council has called Ebola a "threat to international peace and security," also unanimously calling for an end to travel restrictions in West Africa. This comes as Sierra Leone takes the ... [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!