UN Envoy Welcomes Transitional Government in Mali

NEW YORK – The U.N.’s top envoy for Mali said Thursday that “success is within reach” with the formation of a transitional civilian government and the lifting of crippling sanctions imposed by West African regional bloc, ECOWAS.

“The transition stands as an opportunity for the people of Mali to emerge themselves and pull their country out of this hellish cycle, which has seen a succession of coup d’états,” U.N. Special Representative Mahamat Saleh Annadif told a U.N. Security Council meeting on the West African nation.

The U.N. has more than 14,000 peacekeepers and police in…

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