Ensuring peace in Africa Mahama travels to Bamako to oversee peace accord

President John Mahama has left Accra to Mali to preside over a signing ceremony of a peace-treaty between President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Tuareg rebels.

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(File photo) President Mahama interacting with the commandant and other senior officials of the Ghanaian contingent in Mali play

(File photo) President Mahama interacting with the commandant and other senior officials of the Ghanaian contingent in Mali

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President John Mahama has travelled to Bamako, Mali, to preside over a signing ceremony of a peace-treaty between President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's government and Tuareg separatist rebels Friday.

A statement signed from the Office of the President said the peace-signing ceremony followed the agreement reached at the Inter-Malian Dialogue that started in July 2014 in Algiers.

The dialogue sought to bring peace between the government and the various armed groups in Mali.

With the peace accord, expectations of lasting peace in the Sahel region, which had been embroiled in years of armed conflict, are very high.

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