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Militias train new recruits to fight rebels in Mali

In northern Mali, self-defence militias have been training thousands of people in order to face Islamist rebels.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recommended conditional backing for a one-year African Union mission against Islamist militants in Mali.

Islamist radicals have imposed strict Sharia in the north after they forced government troops to retreat.

Thomas Fessy reports from Mopti in Mali.

  • 30 Nov 2012