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Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked by the coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections, which are expected in 18 months.

Mali coup: Bah Ndaw sworn in as civilian leader

Mali’s new president has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta, attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana September 15, 2020. REUTERS- Francis Kokoroko

ECOWAS: Mali on track to normal after interim appointments

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc considers the appointment of Mali’s interim president and vice president to be a step towards normalising life in the country after the recent coup, an official said.
Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.

ECOWAS likely to decide on lifting Mali sanctions Friday

The West African bloc ECOWAS will likely decide on Friday whether to lift potentially crippling sanctions imposed on Mali after last month’s coup, its mediator said.
Vice-President of the CNSP (National Committee for the Salvation of the People) Colonel Malick Diaw (C) takes a seat with other military leaders during the opening of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali, on September 5, 2020, in Bamako. (Photo by MICHELE CATTANI / AFP)

Mali faces recession after coup

Mali faces mountainous economic and political challenges more than a month after the military coup that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, analysts say.
Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of Malian military junta, attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana September 15, 2020. REUTERS- Francis Kokoroko

Mali junta chief demands end to economic sanctions

Mali’s military junta leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, on Tuesday, demanded an end to potentially crippling economic sanctions imposed after last month’s coup in the poor Sahel state.
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Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.

Mali appoints ex-defence minister as transition leader

Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.
Mali’s former Defence Minister, Ba N’Daou, has been named as president of the country’s new transition government. The new president is meant to lead the country for several months before returning Mali to civilian rule.

Mali military junta appoints interim president

Mali’s former Defence Minister, Ba N’Daou, has been named as president of the country’s new transition government. The new president is meant to lead the country for several months before returning Mali to civilian rule.
Vice-President of the CNSP (National Committee for the Salvation of the People) Colonel Malick Diaw (C) takes a seat with other military leaders during the opening of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali, on September 5, 2020, in Bamako. (Photo by MICHELE CATTANI / AFP)

Junta says Mali faces ‘total embargo’ from West African countries

The military junta that seized power in Mali last month said Wednesday that the country could face a “total embargo” from West African countries if it does not quickly appoint civilian leaders.
The Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has rejected the military coup in Mali and ordered sanctions against its ringleaders.

Mali’s ill-equipped army in spotlight after coup

Mali’s army, which staged last month’s coup in the war-torn nation, is taking on a role in politics despite being hamstrung by a crippling lack of resources.
Colonel Ismael Wague, the junta's spokesman of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), which overthrew Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, speaks to the media after the meeting with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediators, in Bamako, Mali August 24, 2020. REUTERS/Moussa Kalapo

Mali: Military opens talks on transition to civilian rule

Mali’s military junta will hold meetings on Saturday to discuss its promised transition to civilian rule after mounting pressure from neighbours to yield power in the weeks since it overthrew the nation’s leader.
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita poses for a picture during the G5 Sahel summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania June 30, 2020. Ludovic Marin -Pool via REUTERS-File Photo-File Photo

ECOWAS calls for restoration of ousted Malian president, sanctions against putschists

West African leaders under the regional bloc ECOWAS have said they would dispatch envoys to Mali to help secure “the return of constitutional order”.
Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Mali junta open talks with opposition leaders after coup

Mali’s junta headed by Army colonel Assimi Goita which seized power in a coup on Tuesday has begun to meet with senior opposition politicians in the country.
Malian Air Force deputy chief of staff Ismael Wague, front row 2nd left, speaks during a press conference in Kati, Mali, Aug. 19, 2020.

Mali junta plans ‘transitional president’

Rebel troops who have taken power in Mali said on Thursday “a transitional president” would be appointed from either civilian or military ranks.
Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

Army colonel Assimi Goita now Mali’s new military strongman

Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali's new military strongman after a mutiny forced President Boubacar Keita out of power.

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