President Keita resigns
The latest news on Mali Crisis is that President Keita resigns following the unrest in the country and in a bid to avoid bloodshed in the country, Mali
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has resigned to avoid bloodshed after he was detained in a military coup which took over the country earlier today
It is also worthy to note that the leaders of the military coup has pledged new elections to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the fragile West African nation, Mali
Recall that President Boubacar Keita’s government had been charatcerised by months of protests over economic stagnation, corruption and a brutal Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives.
The rebel soldiers detained Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse on Tuesday afternoon and drove the pair to a military base in the town of Kati
Kati is a town which is near the capital Bamako, in the country, Mali which they had taken over earlier that morning.
The president of the country, Boubacar Keita appeared calm as he appeared in a state television broadcast soon after midnight to declare the dissolution of the government
He also dissolved the national assembly, and said he had no choice but to resign with immediate effect to avoid bloodshed in the country, Mali
“If it pleased certain elements of our military to decide this should end with their intervention, do I really have a choice?”
“[I must] submit to it, because I don’t want any bloodshed.”President Keita resigns
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