Assimi Goita has been authorised by Mali’s constitutional court to lead as Interim President. Goita first seized power in August 2020.
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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.
Malians voted in presidential runoff Sunday amid heavy security to thwart violence, to decide betweeen incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Soumalia Cisse.
Malians will go to the polls in runoff presidential election on Sunday with threats of terror attacks on their minds just as during the first round.
Numerous countries have seen increasing attacks on core elements of democracies, including guarantees of free and fair elections