Ban Ki-moon cautions as Mali insurgents flee
THE Islamist insurgency in Mali is "melting" as French-ledefforts to restore the unity of the country gain traction. But theUN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has warned that security gainsmust be matched by political progress in a country that is blightedby a "toxic mix of poverty, extreme climatic conditions, weakinstitutions, drug smuggling, and the easy availability of deadlyweapons".
On Sunday, Reuters reported that French and Malian troops hadbegun to restore government control ...
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