Last updated: 4 march, 2011 - 13:00 GMT

Tuaregs from Mali heading for Libya to fight for Col Gaddafi

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Some Tuareg are leaving Mali to join pro-Gaddafi's forces

There has been intense speculation that the embattled government has recruited mercenaries from sub-saharan Africa to crush the uprising against Colonel Gaddafi's 42 year rule.

One of the countries mentioned in this regard is Mali.

Martin Vogl, our correspondent in the capital Bamako, has been looking into the allegations and told BBC Network Africa's Audrey Brown.

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