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Mali: A revolt that led to a coup

Author : 112.ua News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

The military in Mali arrested President Ba Ndao, Prime Minister Moktar One, and the new head of the Ministry of Defense, Suleiman Dukur. This became known late yesterday evening. All the detainees were taken to Katya's military base.
22:03, 26 May 2021

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A second military coup since August 2020 took place in Mali. Why?

Reason for arrest

It looks like the military are offended. The arrests began sometime after the President of Mali signed a decree on the new composition of the Mali government, which replaced two members of the military junta that seized power last August - Minister of Internal Security Modibo Kone and Defense Minister Sadio Camara.

This happened against the backdrop of protests from a large trade union UNTM, which expressed dissatisfaction with the level of salaries.

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Context

Kone and Camara are protégés of Assim Goita, who, after a coup in August 2020, proclaimed himself interim head of the country.

Reuters

Subsequently, Goita, under pressure from the international community, "moved" to the post of vice president, pledging to hold elections in February 2022.

It was expected that in the future the posts of Kamara and Kone would be transferred to the military, who retained four positions in the government. The reaction of the military followed after this was not done.

International reaction

Condemnation. The UN mission in Mali demanded the immediate release of the president and prime minister, stressing that the organizers of the coup "must be held accountable."

The coup was condemned by the EU and the United States, as well as the African Union and the Economic Community of West African countries, and demanded the release of politicians without preconditions.

Related: Coup in Mali: President and Prime Minister arrested

What happened a year ago?

Mutiny against the then President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keith. Among the leaders of the rebellion were Colonel Malik Dyau and General Sadio Camara.

First, they captured Katya's military camp near the capital. Later they stormed the presidential residence. President Keita, shortly after his arrest, announced his resignation and the dissolution of parliament.

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