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Tuareg rebels refuse to disarm, take part in Mali polls | AFP

tauregSeparatist Tuareg rebels in Mali on Wednesday refused to disarm or take part in elections planned for July until negotiations have taken place with Bamako.

“The disarmament of the MNLA the Tuareg’s National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad is out of the question. Have you ever seen a group disarm without negotiations?” Paris-based spokesman Mahamadou Djeri Maiga told a press conference.

The MNLA launched a rebellion for independence of the north in January last year which plunged the west African nation into crisis.

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