APRNEWS - Mali’s president has named a new government after its predecessor resigned last month amid widespread protests over an upsurge of deadly inter-communal violence, a presidency statement said.
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Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA
APRNEWS - Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita appointed finance minister Boubou Cisse as prime minister on Monday, days after the government resigned following pressure to respond to the vigilante massacre of about 160 Fulani herders which shocked the nation.
APRNEWS - Mali's prime minister and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation.
APRNEWS - Mali’s president-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was sworn-in for a second five-year term on Tuesday, in a low-key ceremony that was not attended by several of his peers who are in China for the 2018 Forum for Africa – China Cooperation, FOCAC.
APRNEWS - Mali’s leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will this tuesday be sworn in for a second five year term in office.
Keita was re-elected in an August 12 run-off election that pitted him against former finance minister Soumaila Cisse though the opposition refused to accept the outcome of the elections charging voter fraud.
APRNEWS - Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will serve his second term in office. He was declared the winner of the August 12 presidential runoff with 67 percent of the votes against his main rival Soumaila Cissé‘s 32 percent.
REUTERS - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday.
APRNEWS - Election observers in Mali on Monday said voters stayed away in droves from the country’s run-off presidential election due to fears over security and apathy.
However, they said the voting process was generally fair despite a number of incidents.
REUTERS - Threats by jihadist militants forced hundreds of polling stations in Mali to stay closed during Sunday’s presidential run-off, the government said on Monday.
APRNEWS - Mali’s presidential candidate, Soumalia Cissé said Sunday his staff had intercepted ballots in Bamako and Gao, which he said was evidence of electoral fraud in the run-off poll.