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President Mugabe arrived in Bamako, Mali last night to witness a peace signing ceremony between President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s government and Tuareg separatist rebels.

The African Union and Sadc Chair was received by President Keita and several Malian Cabinet ministers at Senou International Airport.

Cde Mugabe, who is travelling with Foreign Affairs Minister and senior Government officials, inspected the Guard of Honour and then headed straight into a briefing with his counterpart.

He will attend today’s ceremony in his capacity as AU chief and at the invitation of President Keita who dispatched a special envoy to Harare last Saturday.

In an interview, Minister Mumbengegwi said the AU was key in brokering the ceasefire.

Source : The Herald