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Mauritania’s oil minister discusses Mali conflict fallout

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Taleb Ould Abdi Vall. Photo: Agence Mauritanienne d'Information.

Taleb Ould Abdi Vall. Photo: Agence Mauritanienne d’Information.

As the French military intervention in northern Mali continues, many countries in the region have been affected by the fallout. Mauritania, which shares a 2,000-kilometre border with Mali, has seen the arrival of thousands of refugees and has increased military patrols to try and stop Islamist armed groups from penetrating its territory.

Interview: Taleb Ould Abdi Vall, Mauritania’s Minister of Oil, Energy and Mining, at Ifri think-tank

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

6 February 2013 at 18:04