World: Mali. The country again in the uncertainty after the military coup

Mali's President, Prime Minister Fired by Vice President After Cabinet Reshuffle

  Mali's President, Prime Minister Fired by Vice President After Cabinet Reshuffle Assimi Goita, the former coup leader of Mali, seized power again on Tuesday and fired the president and prime minister of the transitional government after they announced a cabinet reorganization without his permission. © Getty Images/Ian LANGSDON / POOL / AFP) Transitional Mali President Bah N'Daw arrives for the Summit on the Financing of African Economies at the Grand Palais Ephemere in Paris, on May 18, 2021. N'Daw and his prime minister were detained by the military on Monday after its leader reclaimed power.

Le colonel Assimi Goïta, déjà responsable du coup d’État en août 2020, a une nouvelle fois renversé le pouvoir malien lundi 24 mai. © Michel Cattani, AFP Colonel Assimi Goïta, already responsible for the coup in August 2020, once again overturned the Malian power Monday 24 May .

After a first coup on August 18, Malian military once again overturned the civilian power in place while waiting for the elections. Plunging into the unknown their country prey to terrorism.

Two strokes in less than a year. After having dismissed, On August 18, , the elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Malian military have this time filed, Tuesday, May 25, President Bah NDAW and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane. These civilians had been designated, on pressure from the international community, to govern during a transition from eighteen months before new elections, in 2022.

Emanuel Macron Promises French Sanctions for Mali as President Resigns After Detainment

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of the military arrested Monday night Bah Nheda and Moctar Ouane as well as the Minister of the Defense Souleymane Doucoure before driving them to Kati military camp, near Bamako, headquarters of the Military Military Device. Colonel Assimi Goict, Vice President of Mali, already at the origin of the August coup, then officially removed from their functions yesterday.

Uncertainty

He explained his new coup, unanimously condemned by the international community with a ministerial reshuffle for which the junta would not have been consulted. Explanations that do not convince observers.

It's the most total uncertainty! Impossible to know what will follow in this country already in the presence of intercommunity conflicts and the presence of terrorist groups who earn the field, points out Caroline Roussy responsible for the Africa / s Department at the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) , who was present in Bamako last week. As of the 20th of May, there were very contradictory rumors in the capital at the head of the government, on the unlimited strike of civil servants, with a prime minister who was in negotiations to propose a new government. It was very unstable.

Mali's new president heads to ECOWAS over double coup

  Mali's new president heads to ECOWAS over double coup Mali's junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita left the capital Bamako Saturday, his first full day as president, headed for Ghana where West African leaders will decide on a response to the country's second coup in nine months. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) invited Goita to come to Ghana's capital Accra for "consultations" ahead of an extraordinary summit on Sunday devoted to Mali, according to letter from the 15-nation bloc seen by AFP. He flew to Accra on Saturday, military and airport sources said.

"The idea of ​​a Malian Islamic Republic"

A mediator of the West African Community (Cédéao) was expected at the end of the day on Tuesday. There will probably be new penalties taken, emphasizes Caroline ROUSSY.

We do not yet know the strategy of Assimi Goïta or who are those who support it for this new blow. It seems that many political figures in recent weeks were already in the spirit of campaigning for 2022, and no longer wanted to commit to the government, which may have increased instability, explains the researcher. This country does not stop collapsing. With the spectrum, faced with so much instability, that some come to see the idea of ​​a Malian Islamic Republic.

in Bamako Tuesday, the situation remained calm. The Malians were already pessimistic about the future of their country before this coup, but there is a species of resilience mixed with abatement in the population, "says Caroline Roussy.

European leaders condemned with the greatest firmness the arrest of the president of Mali and his prime minister, who constitutes

"a coup d'etat, unacceptable," declared Tuesday the President Emmanuel Macron at the end of a European summit, announcing the possibility of targeted sanctions.

World Bank pauses Mali payments after coup as leader warns against sanctions .
World Bank pauses Mali payments after coup as leader warns against sanctionsBAMAKO (Reuters) -The World Bank said on Friday it had temporarily paused payments to operations in Mali following a military coup, while the man expected to become the new prime minister warned sanctions would only complicate the country's crisis.

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