Mediators land in northern Mali to salvage peace talks

March 17, 2015 5:38 PM

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - Diplomats arrived in northern Mali's Kidal by helicopter on Tuesday for talks aimed at salvaging a peace process one day after rebels rejected a U.N.-brokered deal.

Rebels and northern community leaders said on Monday the a proposed deal, which took months to thrash out and had already been signed by the government based in the southern capital of Bamako, did not go far enough in meeting their demands for autonomy.

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