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Diplomacy & Peace

Mali hopes to seal initial peace deal with Tuareg rebels in eight weeks

Malian soldiers.Mali's government hopes to clinch a preliminary peace deal with northern Tuareg rebel separatists within eight weeks, the foreign minister said, ahead of talks due to start in Algeria on Monday.

Lesotho PM calls for regional peace force after "coup": aide

Thomas Thabane.Lesotho's prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said on Monday.

Somali warlord agrees to talks, boosts government peace efforts

A Somali port.A Somali clan leader who fought for years to retake a strategic southern port city he once controlled has laid down arms and joined talks, bolstering government efforts to show it can restore order to a chaotic nation.

Mali rebel factions agree to end hostilities ahead of Sept talks

Tuareg fighters.Representatives of two platforms of rebel groups from northern Mali agreed on Thursday in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou to end hostilities and present a united front for talks with the Malian government in Algeria in early September.

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