Tuesday, April 10, 2012
New Independent State of Azawad
Friday, the New York Times reported that the Tuareg rebels who overran the northern regions of Mali have declared independence. The National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (NMLA) is currently administering control until a national authority is formed. The MNLA declared Azawad an independent state on 6 April 2012 and pledged to draft a constitution establishing it as a democracy. Their statement also acknowledged the United Nations charter and said the new state would uphold its principles.