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Top Mali mediator meets rebel leaders

2012-11-16 22:33

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore on Friday held joint talks with Mali's Islamist rebels Ansar Dine and Tuareg separatist leaders for the first time.

Compaore, who is the regional Ecowas bloc's lead negotiator, brought together in his Ouagadougou palace a delegation from the Ansar Dine (Defenders of Faith) group and another from the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad.