Front Populaire de Libération de l'Azaouad
(FPLA)
   A Tuareg rebel movement, based in Mauritania, that launched military attacks in the north of Mali in 1991 after the 26 March coup d'état. It was founded and led by Rhissa Sidi Mohamed in 1990. He refused to sign the proposal of the Malian government during the National Pact in 1992 in response to the Tuareg demands of autonomy in the north of the country, although representatives of refugees in Algeria and Mauritania supported it. He later agreed to support the National Pact. The FLPA is a splinter group that broke away from the Movement Populaire de l'Azaouad (MPA). The FLPA was also consumed by internal struggles with the Front Islamique Arab de l'Azaouad (FIAA).

Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen) . . 2014.

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  • Front Islamique Arabe de l'Azaouad — (FIAA)    A rebel group made up of Tuareg and Maures and established by Zahabi Ould Sid Mohammed. It was created in 1991during the negotiations of Tamanrasset, Algeria, in response to the persecution and repression of Tuaregs and Maures in Gao… …   Historical dictionary of the berbers (Imazighen)

  • Mouvements et Fronts Unifiés de l'Azaouad — (MFUA)    See Front Islamique Arabe de l Azaouad; Front Populaire de Libération de l Azaouad …   Historical dictionary of the berbers (Imazighen)

  • Acronyms and Abbreviations — ALN Armée de Libération Nationale AMREC Association Marocaine de la Recherche et de l Echange Culturel ARLA Armée Révolutionnaire de Libération de l Azawad ARLN Armée Révolutionnaire de Libération du Nord Niger AUMA Association des Ulémas… …   Historical dictionary of the berbers (Imazighen)

  • Chronology — ♦ 7000 5000 B.C. Capsian civilization; emergence of proto Mediterranean peoples, ancestors of the Berbers. ♦ 6000 2000 B.C. Neolithic period in the Maghreb and the Sahara. ♦ 3300 B.C. Egyptian archeological records refer to a battle between the… …   Historical dictionary of the berbers (Imazighen)

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