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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Christopher Visits Mali

BAMAKO, Mali () -- U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher pursued his campaign for democracy in Africa on Tuesday with a scheduled meeting with the reformist soldier who helped end one-party dictatorship in Mali.

Christopher arrived in Mali on Monday at the start of a five-nation Africa tour, saying he would seek support from U.S. allies for new sanctions against Nigeria's military rulers.

He is also using the tour to rally Africans behind the United States in its bid to deny Boutros Boutros-Ghali a second term as U.N. secretary general.