Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (R) attends a meeting with representatives of the United Nations Security Council, at the Presidential Palace in Bamako, on March 6, 2016. / AFP / HABIBOU KOUYATE
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Warring Tuareg clans in northern Mali have agreed to cease hostilities after tit-for-tat violence killed dozens of people in the past month.The clashes, fuelled by the suspected murder of a Daoussak chief, underscore the challenges faced by the United Nations in implementing a wider peace deal signed in June in order to stop a cycle of rebellions led by the Tuareg minority in the north.Last year, a separate feud between Tuareg clans threatened to undermine the peace deal until a community ceasefire signed in October allayed tensions.One of the challenges for U.N. peacekeepers and other forces trying to restore order is the difficulty distinguishing between desert jihadists and various secular militants who signed the June peace deal.
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