Tuareg links to AQIM
It has been over two months since the kidnapping of seven people in Niger by the North African wing of Al-Qaeda. The hostages, who worked for French nuclear firm Areva, were snatched in the northern town of Arlit by a group known as Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb or AQIM. But what’s the true face of AQIM? And what should we make of recent reports that members of the Tuareg nomadic people are involved?