Mali’s interim admin stewarded by the junta announced on Monday that the country’s transition to democracy will take 24 months.
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Although pinned on France, evidence led to the mysterious mercenaries of Russia’s Wagner Group in violations in Mali in recent weeks.
Mali’s interim government under Colonel Assimi Goïta has proposed a five-year transition to democracy to its West African neighbors.
Assimi Goita has been authorised by Mali’s constitutional court to lead as Interim President. Goita first seized power in August 2020.
Military officers in Mali arrested the transitional government’s president on Monday, adding to the country’s political instability.
A disgruntled Malian army has carried out popular instruction for it to oust President Boubackar Keita. The transition is a unique opportunity for progress.
There have been protests in recent weeks asking for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to step down. More protests have been planned by the opposition.
Mali’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, is yet to escape the pressure on him to resign. The opposition has rejected all his recent concessions.
Malians recently took to the streets to ask President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign. Clashes with authorities Friday led to one dead.
Internet blackouts are a growing trend for Africa. Governments, like in Mali, claim to have shut down connections during elections and crisis periods on grounds of security. But rights groups and opposition dismiss these claims.