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Mali coup: Military agrees to 18-month transition government

Mali interim government names MPs

Mali’s interim government on Thursday announced the composition of a new legislative body for the West African country’s transition to civilian rule, with the military retaining a strong role. Young army officers in the conflict-ridden Sahel state toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on August 18 after weeks of anti-government protests. Under the threat of international
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Mutinying soldiers arrest Mali President Keita, PM Cisse

ECOWAS lifts post-coup sanctions against Mali

The West African regional bloc ECOWAS announced Tuesday that it was ending sanctions imposed against Mali after a military coup in August, saying it wished to back the return to civilian rule. In a statement, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said “heads of state and government have decided to lift sanctions” after
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IPAC condemns military coup in Mali

Mali Crisis: Military rulers postpone meeting for transfer of power over ‘organisational reasons’

Mali military rulers said on Saturday they were postponing their first meeting over the transfer of powers due to “organisational reasons” nearly two weeks after ousting the president in a coup. The junta had invited civic groups, political organisations and former rebels to consultations on Saturday, but said in a statement that the meeting was
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