The UN Security Council approved a resolution that presses West African nations to speed up preparations for an international military intervention aimed at reconquering northern Mali.
Several thousand people march on October 11, 2012 in Mali's capital Bamako to call for armed intervention by a west African force to help wrest back the vast north from armed Islamist groups. The UN Security Council has approved a resolution that presses West African nations to speed up preparations for an international military intervention
The text unanimously approved by the council also urges authorities in Bamako and representatives of "Malian rebel groups" controlling the north to "engage, as soon as possible, in a credible negotiation process."
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