LATEST Update: President Mugabe in Mali

 

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President Mugabe bids farewell to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda before his departure for Bamako, Mali, yesterday afternoon

President Mugabe bids farewell to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda before his departure for Bamako, Mali, yesterday afternoon

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Morris Mkwate in Bamako, MALI

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

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

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

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The signing ceremony is scheduled for this afternoon, and will mark the first major peace deal President Mugabe will have overseen since assuming AU chairmanship.