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.
Ousted Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita left the country on Saturday for medical treatment in Abu Dhabi, an adviser said, as talks about a transition back to civilian rule following last month’s military coup got off to a chaotic start. Keita, 75, was hospitalised in the capital Bamako on Tuesday, six days after he was… Read More Ousted Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita leaves country for medical treatment
Coup leaders in Mali have released ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from detention, a spokesman for the junta Djibrilla Maiga said on Thursday. “He was freed this morning, (and) he has returned to his home,” he said, without giving further details.
West African countries will send a delegation to Mali in an effort to reverse a military coup, presidents from the region said, as an opposition coalition there joined the junta in rejecting foreign interference. Leaders of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) convened over the crisis on Thursday, after it suspended Mali,… Read More ECOWAS to send delegation to Mali in effort to reverse coup
France has asked on Wednesday for the immediate release of Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, as well as of his government, detained after a coup led by soldiers on Tuesday. “France acknowledges the announce of president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s resignation. It calls for its immediate release (…) and for the restoration, without delay, of a… Read More France demands immediate release of ousted Mali president