U.N. urges Mali rebels to sign northern peace proposal

March 5, 2015 2:22 PM

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - The United Nations is urging Tuareg-led rebels to sign a proposal on the future of northern Mali, calling it an important step toward peace in the violent region.

The deal, brokered by the world body and already signed by the southern Bamako government, aims to put a stop to decades of Tuareg uprisings.

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