Mali violence: Tuareg rebels reject UN help following clashes

Neighboring Niger was due to begin hosting talks to ease tensions between the two sides. But the talks have been cancelled due to the ongoing violence
Neighboring Niger was due to begin hosting talks to ease tensions between the two sides. But the talks have been cancelled due to the ongoing violence
Neighboring Niger was due to begin hosting talks to ease tensions between the two sides. But the talks have been cancelled due to the ongoing violence

Talks between warring factions in northern Mali could be in jeopardy. They were due to begin on Wednesday in neighboring Niger. Representatives of the armed groups however failed to show up, citing the latest escalation in violence. Meanwhile, Tuareg rebels in Kidal say they do not want the presence of United Nation troops in the region. Susan Mwongeli reports.