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Nomadic 'Blue Men' Of Sahara Receive New Attention With Mali Fighting

Posted: January 23, 2013

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Since the Libyan rebellion that ousted Moammar Qaddafi and the fighting in Mali, there has been occasional mention of the Tuareg. The nomadic people of the Sahara are sometimes called the "blue people" for the indigo color of their clothing. Robert Siegel talks to Bruce Whitehouse, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Lehigh University, about the Tuareg.

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