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Tuaregs in Northern Mali Want to Keep Their Slaves

Via USA Today:
The insurgents who have fled from invading French troops in Mali have been taking with them some of their most important possessions — slaves. The Tuareg tribes that overran Mali’s military with the help of Arab extremist groups aligned with al-Qaeda have long held slaves and many of the captives are from families that have been enslaved for generations. “It’s no way to live, without your freedom,” said Mohammed Yattara, a former slave who ran away from his Tuareg masters years ago. . .

Over to you, France. - Greg Pollowitz


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