Mali Police on Patrol in Bamako Following Arrest of Transition Leaders

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Police vehicles patrol in Bamako near the 'bourse du travail' where some gathered to protest against the arrest of the transitional president and prime minister by the military junta responsible for the August 2020 coup. READ MORE: A delegation from the regional bloc ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) headed to Mali Tuesday, a day after the West African nation’s military detained the president and prime minister. A joint statement issued Tuesday by ECOWAS, the United Nations, African Union and other international bodies called for the release of President Bah N’Daw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, who were detained in the capital, Bamako, and taken to the military’s headquarters in nearby Kati. President N’daw and Prime Minister Ouane, along with Defense Minister Souleymane Doucoure, were seized hours after announcing a cabinet reshuffle that left out two members of the military. The two men were chosen to head a civilian transitional government last year, just a month after the military seized power after ousting then-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The transitional government was created to lay the groundwork for presidential and legislative elections by next February. LINK: https://www.voanews.com/africa/regional-envoys-visit-mali-after-military-detains-transition-leaders
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