Mali swears in retired Colonel Bah Ndaw as interim president

The new interim president of Mali, former colonel Ndaw, is pictured with Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta after a meeting with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediators, in Bamako, Mali.

Retired Colonel Bah Ndaw was sworn in on Friday as Mali’s interim president, tasked with presiding over an 18-month transition back to civilian rule following the August 18 military coup.

Junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita was sworn in as the vice president of the transition during a ceremony in Bamako.

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