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Thousands of Malian Refugees Flee to Niger

The United Nations refugee agency reports thousands of Malian refugees have fled into Niger in recent weeks despite the end of the conflict in Mali's north. The UNHCR says this is the highest flow of refugees since a peace accord between the government and Tuareg rebels was signed in June.  The conflict in Mali erupted in early 2012. French and African troops intervened and retook much of the north from al-Qaida-linked militants in early 2013. But the government only signed a...

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