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Mali’s interim premier announces 25-member Cabinet

Members of military junta that seized power in August get key posts ANKARA The Malian prime minister has announced a 25-member Cabinet, with members of the military junta that seized power in August getting key posts, state broadcaster ORTM reported late Monday. Interim president Bah Ndaw appointed former foreign minster Moctar Ouane, 64, as premier late last month, following pressure ...

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Civilian-Military Standoff Post-Coup Threatens Mali’s Economic and Political Health

Colonel Goïta addressing the press following the coup. Following months of protests against the Malian government under Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK), on Aug 18, the military staged a coup d’état. Led by Assimi Goïta, the 37-year-old colonel declared the formation of a National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP). These protests have come at a time where Mali ...

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Diplomat Named Mali PM, Meeting Regional Bloc Demand For Civilian

Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane was named as Mali’s interim prime minister, state television said on Sunday, a move likely to trigger the lifting of sanctions imposed by the West Africa regional bloc in the aftermath of the military coup last month. BAMAKO: Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane was named as Mali’s interim prime minister, state television said on Sunday, ...

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Diplomat named Mali PM, meeting regional bloc demand for civilian

BAMAKO – Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane was named as Mali’s interim prime minister, state television said on Sunday, a move likely to trigger the lifting of sanctions imposed by the West Africa regional bloc in the aftermath of the military coup last month. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Friday it would lift sanctions, which ...

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Mali: Bah N’daw – the Retired Colonel Chosen to Return Mali to Civilian Rule

Mali’s new interim president will have 18 months to restore civilian rule. During the transition, he will have another colonel who played a key role in the August coup by his side. The former defense minister and highly decorated retired colonel, Bah N’Daw, was on Monday named interim president. The leadership of the junta said the 70-year-old would oversee the ...

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Mali coup: Bah Ndaw sworn in as civilian leader

Bah Ndaw, seen here in white, was sworn in at a ceremony in the capital, Bamoko Mali’s new president has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked by the coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections, which are expected in 18 ...

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Ba N’Daou: The retired colonel chosen to return Mali to civilian rule

Mali’s new interim president will have 18 months to restore civilian rule. During the transition, he will have another colonel who played a key role in the August coup by his side. The former defense minister and highly decorated retired colonel, Ba N’Daou, was on Monday named interim president. The leadership of the junta said the 70-year-old would oversee the 18-month ...

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Former Mali colonel Ndaw named interim president, junta leader VP

* Former defence minister to become president * Junta leader says he will be vice president * Regional leaders seek civilian rule (Adds quote by protest leader, ECOWAS visit) BAMAKO – Former Mali defence minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power last month, Colonel Assimi Goita, ...

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Mali Junta Willing To Meet West Africa Bloc’s Demands About Transitional Government

On September 17, Mali’s Junta announced that it was working to meet the demands of West Africa’s regional bloc about the transitional government. On September 17, Mali’s Junta announced that it was working to meet the demands of West Africa’s regional bloc about the transitional government. As per reports, As per reports, the move comes after Junta’s meeting with 6 West ...

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Besieged Mali Junta Holds Talks on Path Back to Democracy

 A delegation from M5-RFP, who have organised large protests in Mali since June, wait in a meeting room at the CNSP (National Committee for the Salvation of the People) headquarters on the military base in Kati, Mali, just outside of Bamako, on August 26, 2020. Mali’s ruling junta will try to convince regional leaders to accept its road map for ...

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Mali’s opposition group says junta’s plan “does not reflect” views of the people

As Mali’s junta tried to hash out a political roadmap with West African leaders in Ghana on Tuesday, the 18-month transition plan agreed by the military just days ago is being contested in Bamako by the popular opposition protest group. “A delegation from the junta went to Accra to negotiate and discuss the fate of Mali without involving the M5-RFP ...

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Coalition rejects Mali political charter

Malian Armed Forces troops. The M5-RFP coalition in Mali that led anti-government protests before last month’s coup rejected a political charter pushed through by the ruling junta on Saturday, M5-RFP said. After three days of talks with political leaders and civil society groups, the junta roadmap was meant to chart an agreed transition after the August 18 coup and reassure ...

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Mali: Abatavuga rumwe na leta baramagana ‘kwiharira ubutegetsi’ kw’abasirikare

Last month’s coup was well received by a large number of civilians Opposition groups called for a boycott of the assembly in Mali in protest of a coup d’état last August, which rejected a transitional agreement in Kirundi. On Saturday, the leaders of the ruling military faction accepted the 18-month-old transitional government until the election. The transitional agreement was reached ...

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Mali opposition rejects junta’s post-coup charter

The coalition said the charter did not reflect the results of negotiations with the military, which seized power last month. The final plan reversed a pledge to have a civilian or military president for 18 months. Mali’s popular opposition movement on Sunday said it had rejected a political charter for an 18-month transition government, backed by the ruling junta. “M5-RFP ...

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Ghana to host consultative meeting toward restoring democratic rule in Mali

Ghana is getting ready to host a consultative meeting to propose solutions to the political crises in Mali amid a current military rule. The meeting has been convened by the newly elected Chairman for the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) President Nana Akufo-Addo. This has become necessary following a military coup that forced the elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta ...

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Mali’s M5-RFP coalition rejects junta’s post-coup charter

BAMAKO – The M5-RFP coalition in Mali that led anti-government protests before last month’s coup has rejected a political charter pushed through by the ruling junta on Saturday, M5-RFP said. After three days of negotiations with political leaders and civil society groups, the junta’s roadmap was meant to chart an agreed transition for Mali after the Aug. 18 coup that ...

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Mali junta vows 18-month transition, leaves door open to military leader

Mali’s military leaders have pushed through a political charter which allows for a soldier to become interim president despite objections from the coalition that led anti-government protests before last month’s coup.  The charter says the interim president can be a civilian or a soldier and will preside over an 18-month transitional period before elections are held, said Moussa Camara, spokesperson for the talks. He added ...

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Mali opposition opposes junta proposal on transition period

People hold a banner showing Col. Assimi Goita, leader of the junta which is now running Mali and calls itself the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, as they demonstrate to show support for the junta in the capital Bamako, Mali, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Placard at left in French reads “An army-led transition”. Security forces fire tear ...

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Mali military backs 18-month transition government as talks close

Charter says soldier could be interim leader, despite objections from group that led protests before last month’s coup. International powers, fearful that political instability will undermine a fight against armed groups across the region, have pushed for a swift transition back to civilian rule Mali’s military government has pushed through a political charter to establish an 18-month transition government that ...

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Mali’s M5-RFP coalition rejects junta’s post-coup charter

BAMAKO – The M5-RFP coalition in Mali that led anti-government protests before last month’s coup has rejected a political charter pushed through by the ruling junta on Saturday, M5-RFP said. After three days of negotiations with political leaders and civil society groups, the junta’s roadmap was meant to chart an agreed transition for Mali after the Aug. 18 coup that ...

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