UN to Mull Peacekeeping Mission in Mali

By Bloomberg - 2013-01-31T18:30:17Z

Photograph by Kambou Sia/AFP via Getty Images

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Any decision will be subject to a vote by the UN's decision-making body, which last month approved a plan for an African force to retake northern Mali from extremists. That plan was jettisoned when the rebels moved south to capture the central town of Konna, a trigger for France to intervene.

Left, people cheer as Malian soldiers enter the town of Ansongo on Jan 29.