Mali premier urges swift deal in Algiers peace talks

February 11, 2015 10:24 AM

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Mali's Prime Minister Modibo Keita urged a swift agreement in negotiations with rebels restarting this week in Algiers, saying progress was "looking very good" toward a definitive peace deal in the north.

Attempts to reach an accord between Mali's government and the mostly Tuareg rebel movements demanding more autonomy in the country's north have been complicated by security on the ground and clashes with United Nation's peace-keepers.

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