NEXT Monday representatives of Mali’s government and northern Tuareg are due to meet in Algiers to initiate a new round of peace talks. International mediators have pushed for these talks since May, when Tuareg violently took power in their ethnic stronghold of Kidal, prompting the government to declare war. But it’s doubtful how much can be expected from the latest initiative in Algiers. The current discussions are the latest in decades of sporadic war and faltering deals.
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