Soldiers who ousted Mali’s president promise elections
Soldiers in Mali who removed the government in a coup have said their priority is stability, not power. They’ve promised fresh elections in what they called a ‘reasonable’ time, accusing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of allowing Mali to sink into chaos and anarchy.
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(Image: A crowd of people cheer Malian army soldiers at the Independence Square after a mutiny, in Bamako, Mali August 18, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Moussa Kalapo)