27 September 2013, 09:29

Mali rebels suspend talks with government - statement

мали туареги мали боевики мали оружие

Tuareg and Arab rebels, who control northern Mali, announced Thursday the suspension of negotiations with the Bamako government, dealing a blow to hopes of a durable peace.

The central issue is the future status of northern Mali, which the Tuareg movements call 'Azawad'. The rebels are seeking autonomy, something the central government is unwilling to discuss.

Voice of Russia, AFP

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