Malian troops and citizens gather outside the private residence of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Malian troops and citizens gather outside the private residence of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Africa

Mali’s president resigns to avoid ‘bloodshed’ after troops seize him in military coup

  • President and prime minister arrested by the military after a mutiny, following months of street protests
  • The soldiers promised to organise new elections after their takeover was swiftly condemned by the international community

Malian troops and citizens gather outside the private residence of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Malian troops and citizens gather outside the private residence of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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