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Mali’s president Keïta resigns, dissolves parliament


19 August 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, BBC reported.

In a televised address, Keïta said he was also dissolving the government and parliament.

“I want no blood to be spilled to keep me in power,” he added.

It comes hours after he and Prime Minister Boubou Cissé were taken to a military camp near the capital Bamako, drawing condemnation from regional powers and France.

“If today, certain elements of our armed forces want this to end through their intervention, do I really have a choice?” said Mr Keïta.

Earlier, the mutinying soldiers took control of the Kati camp.

There has been anger among troops about pay and over a continuing conflict with jihadists – as well as widespread discontent with the former president.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Publish Date : 19 August 2020 07:01 AM

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