MALI-MAURITANIA: Thirteen die in water dispute

Thirteen people died in communal clashes in June 1999 along the border between Mauritania and Mali. The conflict started when herdsmen in Missira-Samoura village in western Mali, refused to allow a Mauritanian horseman to use a watering hole.


The horseman returned with some of his clansmen, attacking the village on 20 June, causing two deaths. In the retaliation that followed 11 more died. Government officials from both countries are working together to restore peace along their borders.

– See linked article for details

© Faversham House Ltd 2022 edie news articles may be copied or forwarded for individual use only. No other reproduction or distribution is permitted without prior written consent.

Action inspires action. Stay ahead of the curve with sustainability and energy newsletters from edie

Subscribe