Malian Govt Rejects Talks With Islamists

Mali's Interim President Dioncounda Traore has ruled out talks with Islamist groups who ruled the north for nine months, but said he was ready to meet Tuareg activists from the region.
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  • Mali:  Tuareg Rebels Attend Talks

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  • Mali:  How to Restore Stability - Envoy to U.S.

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