Mali government, rebels talk

2012-12-04 22:40

Ouagadougou - Delegations from the Malian government and two rebel groups occupying the country's vast desert north held their first talks Tuesday in Burkina Faso to seek an end to the crisis that has split the country.

Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore, west Africa's top mediator for the crisis, brought together a government delegation with representatives of Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith), one of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist groups occupying the north, and the Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA), which is fighting for an independent homeland for the Tuareg people.

  • mmoledis - 2012-12-05 11:29

    I do not know what is wrong with us Africans,it seems as if money is driving us crazy whereby we even forget that taking up arms and fight is not a solution,but talking is a solution whereby all will leave in peace this world is of no one, there is only one person owning this mother earth and if he can get angry even those who got powers can be easily defeated by then, stop abusing the land you have been borrowed by creator and let people leave in peace,those who want to fight can just go away to the battle fields and not harm inocent people.

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