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Malian President and Prime Minister Arrested : August 18, August 19, August 20, and August 28, 2020

Malian President and Prime Minister Arrested : August 18, August 19, August 20, and August 28, 2020

Malian President and Prime Minister Arrested
Linda Grimm

A disputed parliamentary election, years of violent insurgent conflict, and economic stagnation were among the factors that led Malians to take to the streets in 2020 and demand President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s resignation. After weeks of unrest, military personnel mutinied and arrested the president, the prime minister, and other government officials. Celebrated by many Malians, the coup was condemned by international organizations, including the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which suspended Mali from its decision-making bodies and imposed sanctions on those involved in the government takeover. Negotiations between ECOWAS and coup leaders resulted in ...

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