UN, Keita on need for peaceful end to Mali fightingiFebruary 8, 2012
Armed hostilities continue in northern Mali and President Amadou Toumani Touré has promised to be firm in the fight against Tuareg rebels.
The rebel National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, MNLA recently launched fierce attacks in towns in the north of the country.
Mali’s international football star, Seydou Keita has asked the rebels and the government to make peace.
Keita, who also striker with the Spanish club Barcelona, scored Mali’s winning penalty to qualify for the African Cup of Nations semi-finals against Gabon, said he was dedicating the goal to peace in his country.
Meanwhile, the UN is looking for a peaceful solution to the military standoff between the Malian government and the rebels, in a meeting with the Malian President, as WADR’s Bamako Correspondent Abdoul Karim Ba reports.
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