This week, ____1 in Mali seized power. They said they acted because the president has failed to end a rebellion by ethnic Tuareg rebels in northern Mali. That _____2 started again in January after Tuareg fighters returned from Libya. They had been allied with Moammar Gadhafi. Leaders of the ____3 suspended the constitution and arrested government ministers. Mali was set to hold presidential elections in late April. President Amadou Toumani Toure, a ____4 army officer, was not seeking another term. The United Nations Security Council ____5 the ouster of President Toure. LYNN PASCOE: "A sizeable number had gone to Libya because there they could _____6more money working in the military and other areas. And they also came with _____7.The Tuareg rebellion has been happening on and off in Mali for many years. But Mr. Pascoe says_____________________8 .
In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland expressed the support of the Obama administration for President Toure. She said________________________________________9 and its democracy must be respected.The United States has been providing Mali ___________________________________10a year in security, economic and financial assistance.
Key to the Mali Coup Shows Tensions Over Tuareg Fighters Back From Libya
8.the new weapons have changed the situation
9.Mali has been a leading democracy in West Africa
10.with as much as one hundred forty million dollars