French president in Mali visit

There was a hero's welcome for France's President Hollande when he arrived in Timbuktu. He was visiting the desert city in Mali, after its recapture from Islamic extremists.

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UN team set to arrive in Mali

A United Nations team will arrive in the Malian capital of Bamako tomorrow to support the Malian authorities, according to UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky.

The role of the advance team is to engage with the Malian authorities to ensure full UN support in the implementation of resolution 2085 on both its political and security tracks.

– UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky

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