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Mali’s President Boubacar Keita resigns

by Kunle Awosiyan

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has resigned.
Keita, on Wednesday said his resignation was to avoid “bloodshed” after been detained in a military coup on Tuesday

His government had been plagued by months of protests over economic stagnation, corruption and a brutal Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives.

Meanwhile, the coup leaders have pledged new elections to resolve a spiraling political crisis in the fragile West African nation.
Recall that Rebel soldiers took Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse into custody on Tuesday afternoon and drove the pair to a military base on the outskirts of Bamako.

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