Thomson ReutersJanuary 30, 2013 12:16
By Richard Valdmanis
KONNA, Mali, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Omar Sangare surveyed the wreckage in his hometown of Konna in central Mali, ravaged by battles between the army and Islamist rebels, and vowed his days of living peacefully with Arabs and Tuaregs were over.
"They are traitors," said Sangare, a member of Mali's black African majority, examining the rubble of a military base. "We saw our former neighbours, people who used to live here and run shops, among the attackers. How can we trust them now?"