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Mali: Dangerous Upsurge in Abuse by Ethnic Militias

Expand Peuhl animal herders waiting to cross the Bani River, near Sofara, central Mali.  On August 7, 2018, Dozo militia allegedly detained 11 Peuhl traders as they waited to cross the river to go to Sofara market, and later killed them.   © 2011 Tuul and Bruno Morandi / Alamy Stock Photo Ethnic militias have killed over 200 civilians and burned dozens of villages in communal violence in central Mali during 2018, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Most victims have been ethnic Peuhl villagers targeted by Dogon and Bambara “self-defense groups” for their alleged support of…

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