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Mali/Guinea: Deadly clashes over gold deposit on Mali-Guinea border Nov. 26-27

Clashes over control of a gold deposit on the Mali-Guinea border kill 17 people November 26-27; further violence possible

28 Nov 05:01 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 11/28/2017, 12:00 AM until 12/5/2017, 11:59 PM (Africa/Abidjan). COUNTRY/REGION Mali, Guinea

Event

On Sunday, November 26, violent clashes erupted on the Mali-Guinea border over the control of a newly-discovered gold deposit in the Kangaba area of Koulikoro (Mali). At least 17 people - 12 Malians and five Guineans - were killed, and dozens more wounded. According to local sources, the fighting ceased on Tuesday, November 28.

Tensions remain high in the area, and renewed clashes are possible in the coming days.

Context

Clashes along the Mali-Guinea border are not uncommon. Similar fighting was reported in February 2015, when three Malians were killed in a dispute over a gold deposit.

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation and avoid the area of the clashes.

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