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Mali's Northern Rebels Sign Peace Accord

Mali's Tuareg-led rebels have signed a peace agreement with the Bamako government, more than a month after other armed groups took similar action to end years of unrest in the impoverished desert nation. The U.N.-brokered accord calls for the election of regional assemblies in Mali, but stops short of granting autonomy to northern Mali, most of which lies in the Sahara desert. Separatist demands were a main cause of an uprising that followed a military coup that ousted Mali's...

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