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Mali coup leaders appoint new prime minister

– – Mali’s coup leaders have named Choguel Kokalla Maïga as new prime minister after last week’s military takeover. Transitional president Colonel Assimi Goïta who is leader of the coup named the new prime minister after ECOWAS suspended Mali. The African Union also followed suit also suspending Mali from the group until civilian rule is restored to the country. Mali’s new prime minister, Maïga is a leader of the 5 June-Rally of Patriotic Forces (M5-RFP) movement. That movement took part in the overthrow of former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta last…

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Ecowas left dazed by Mali’s political crisis as it looks for resolution

– – Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have been left confused following Mali’s current political crisis. The country’s coup leaders on Tuesday announced that they had seized power once more, after relieving interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane of their duties. On Monday the sacked president and prime minister for the transitional government were detained by soldiers. The soldiers reportedly were unhappy with a recently announced transitional government. In a statement read on public television on Tuesday, Col Assimi Goïta said President…

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Mali: Ba N’Daou sworn in as interim president

Mali’s former defence minister, retired Col. Major Ba N’Daou has been sworn into office at a ceremony in the capital, Bamako. Ba N’Daou was named interim leader by the soldiers who toppled the government of former president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. The new leader is now expected to oversee the 18-month transition period towards a return to civilian rule. The Head of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, Colonel Assimi Goïta was also sworn in as transitional vice-president. The interim president is a Soviet-trained helicopter pilot who worked…

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