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UN Envoy Asks for 'Peace Dividend' for Mali

The top U.N. envoy to Mali asked the Security Council on Tuesday to provide the country with a "peace dividend" following last week's peace agreement with Tuareg rebels. Mongi Hamdi called on the council to quickly approve funds for water, electricity and schools for Malians. Hamdi said re-establishing basic social services is crucial as thousands of refugees start to return home. He said reconstruction in Mali would be more difficult than destruction, saying...

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