UN chief calls for calm and peaceful resolution of Mali crisis

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A Tuareg clinic in Kati, Mali, that was recently ransacked

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for calm and a peaceful resolution of the political crisis in Mali following the reported announcement by rebel soldiers that they have seized control of the country

According to media reports, rebel troops appeared on Malian state television to announce the military coup and said that a curfew was in force and the constitution had been suspended.

The mutiny that reportedly occurred on Wednesday also involved an attack on the presidential palace.

Eduardo del Buey is the Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

"The Secretary-General has said he is concerned about the situation in Mali, we are in constant communication with the African Union with ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States)."

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