KhaderSince February 2007 the Movement for Justice (MNJ), a group of Tuareg rebels, has been leading the 2nd Tuareg Rebellion in Northern Niger. 3 weeks traveling with the Niger Movement for Justice (MNJ), the group leading the 2nd Tuareg Rebellion, which began Feb 2007. The rebels claim that the government has not honored the 1995 peace deal and that the Tuaregs have not been a lotted their share of the wealth gained from the uranium mining in the north of the country. As a result of the skirmishes between the MNJ and the Government of Niger troupes much of the north of the country has been cut off and X percentage of the people have been displaced. As with many conflicts of this type, the people who wind up suffering the most are the civilian population who are not free to move and cannot manage to bring their goods to market. Khader Abdulla, one of a handful of non-Tuareg fighters who have joined the rebellion.
Scenes from the Air Mountains.
Amoumen Khalil washes his feet in preparation to pray. Amoumen, a trained veterinary technician who joined the rebellion after what he saw as decades of discrimination against Tuareg.
A group of Tuareg rebels play a game using spent batteries and camel dung.
Amouden, a rebel fighter, takes a break in a small provision shop.
Rebel soldiers stand in front of debris left over from the battle of Tezerheit.
A displaced woman and her child who used to live in the town of Iferouane.
A baby sleeping in a traditional Tuareg encampment.
Freshly slaughtered goat.
A Tuareg soldier poses for a portrait.
Ibrahim Khader, 22 years old, joined the rebellion after being a petrol smuggler in Algeria.
Scene from the Air Mountains.
A group of Tuareg soldiers traveling around with their pet monkey.
A soldier checks his bullets.
Keeping watch over the desert.
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