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Mali’s Keita resigns as president after military mutiny

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has resigned hours after mutinying soldiers seized him from his home following months of mass protests against alleged corruption and worsening security in the West African country. The news of Keita’s departure was met with jubilation by anti-government demonstrators on Wednesday, while leaders of the[…]

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Mali declares 3 days of national mourning for massacre victims

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced three days of national mourning “in homage to the victims” of Sobane Da village massacre that left dozens of people dead. The Malian government on Wednesday sacked the governor of the central Mopti region where Monday’s “terrorist attack” against members of the ethnic Dogon group occurred. “Drawing lessons[…]

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Mali opposition leader rejects election results

Soumaila Cisse’s team and other opposition contenders have repeatedly accused the government of fraud. Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population “to rise up.” Ballot counting was[…]

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