Informit article: Arabism and Jihad in the Sahel

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The prominent attitudes about Arab identity in the Sahel zone of West Africa, especially Mali, Senegal, Niger, Mauritania and Burkina Faso are discussed. The recognition of an ancient and shared history between Blacks and Arabs, including the traumatic experience of European colonization, can provide a foundation for building stronger political alliances to the benefit of both parties.

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