Ousted Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita leaves country for medical treatment

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

ECOWAS to send delegation to Mali in effort to reverse coup

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 demands immediate release of ousted Mali president

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