Mali government signs ceasefire deal with Tuareg rebels

Reuters , Tuesday 18 Jun 2013

Government of Mali on Tuesday signs ceasefire agreement with Tuareg rebels occupying key northern city, paving way for 28 July presidential polls

The Malian government signed a ceasefire deal with Tuareg separatist rebels on Tuesday, paving the way for government troops and civilian administrators to return to the northern, rebel-held town of Kidal before an election next month.

The agreement was reached after nearly two weeks of talks mediated by regional powers, the United Nations and the European Union in neighbouring Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou.

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