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Malian Coup Leader, Assimi Goita Becomes Interim President.

Assimi Goita, who led a coup against the government of Mali in 2020 has been officially named as the interim president on Monday. The 38-year-old colonel said that he would defend Mali’s constitution and its transition agreements, as he spoke at a ceremony in Bamako. He also gave his word that he

African Union suspends Mali over second coup

The African Union announced it was suspending Mali with immediate effect and threatened the impoverished country with sanctions, after a second military coup in nine months.  The putsch has sparked deep concerns over stability in the volatile Sahel region and warnings of economic penalties from across the international community.   The AU

ECOWAS suspends Mali’s membership over coup

Maureen Okpe The West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Sunday suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's coup, stating authorities must stick to a timetable for a return to democracy. Leaders of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States held an emergency summit in Ghana's capital, Accra to agree a

Mali Gives China a Reality Check

Instability in Mali shows that development, security and government need to work together for peace to occur. By Peter Fabricius China’s role in Africa’s security has been evolving, from its tentative first steps in non-combatant peace operations in 1998 to combat-ready peacekeepers in 2012 and the formalisation of defence cooperation through the

The Changing Style of African Coups

By John Campbell Something of a democratic recessional is underway in sub-Sahara, with a weakening of civil society and democratic institutions. This both reflects and facilitates assaults on civilian, secular governments by domestic insurrections—as well as jihadi and criminal elements—against the backdrop of an economic slowdown and COVID-19. As the August

Mali: Jonathan Briefs Buhari, Says Military Junta Wants Three Years Transition

*As deposed Malian President is freed my the coup leaders Jude Johnson Former President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, explained that the deposed Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, said he is no longer interested in returning to his former office. This is coming as the military coup leaders released Keita from detention. Jonathan made this

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