Thomson ReutersFebruary 20, 2013 18:15
* EU mission to start training Malian soldiers in April
* Mali army needs uniforms, arms, vehicles, comms equipment
* Demoralized, badly-led soldiers fled from rebels last year
By Pascal Fletcher
BAMAKO, Mali, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The European Union should complement a mission to train Mali's army, routed by rebels last year, by providing equipment from uniforms to vehicles and communications technology, a French general said on Wednesday.