Mali military junta release former interim president, prime minister from house arrest

Mali’s former interim president Bah Ndaw and prime minister Moctar Ouane have been released from house arrest by the authorities who ousted them in May, a committee monitoring the post-coup transition said on Friday. Their detention by military officers in May marked Mali’s second coup since the overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the previous… Read More Mali military junta release former interim president, prime minister from house arrest

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

Mali soldiers promise transition elections following global condemnation of coup

Soldiers who ousted Mali’s president and government in a military coup that drew condemnation abroad promised on Wednesday to restore stability and oversee a transition to elections within a “reasonable” time. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned and dissolved parliament late on Tuesday hours after the mutineers detained him at gunpoint, plunging a country already facing… Read More Mali soldiers promise transition elections following global condemnation of coup

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigns following military detention

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned on Tuesday and dissolved parliament hours after mutinying soldiers detained him at gunpoint, plunging a country already facing a jihadist insurgency and mass protests deeper into crisis. Looking tired and wearing a surgical mask, Keita resigned in a brief address broadcast on state television after troops seized him along… Read More Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigns following military detention