25 people killed in Burkina Faso-Mali tribal clashes
May 25 , 2012
At least 25 people have been killed during tribal clashes over land rights along the Burkina Faso-Mali border.
The violence erupted in Mali’s Sari village between the Peul ethnic group from Burkina Faso and the Dogon tribe from Mali.
Most of the victims are reported to be Peul.
The source of tension is believed to have stemmed from the passing of livestock owned by the Peul through Dogon farming areas.
Under the rule of Mali's ousted President Amadou Toumani Toure, an ethnic Peul, herders were allowed to cross into Dogon territory on special paths.
The Dogon however have complained that the livestock have damaged their crops.