Malian soldiers sit in a pick up on their way to Niono, 340km north from Bamako, on January 18, 2013 in Markala. France confirmed today that Malian troops had taken control of the key central town of Konna from armed Islamists who seized the country's vast desert north in April last year.AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
18 Jan 2013
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