The Touareg

From Emergent Africa Sat Feb 2 2013, 11:00:00

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]

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