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MALI – Transitional President and Prime Minister released

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President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, who were chosen on Monday, 24 May, to transition to Mali before being arrested, were released by the military junta on Thursday, 27 May 2021, three after their detention at the Kati military camp, about 15 kilometres from the capital Bamako. The United Nations mission in Mali, the Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union had demanded their immediate and unconditional release.However, according to the putschists, the two men resigned from their respective positions.

Fearing a second coup d’état in Mali, following that of 18 August 2020, which led to the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the international community put pressure on the military to demand the release of President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, who were in charge of the transition and arrested on Monday, 24 May. Something that was done on Thursday, May 27, around 1:30 in the morning. 

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The reasons for their release are not specified, but the families confirmed that the two men are at home in Bamako. They are expected about their possible resignations mentioned by the military on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. 

To recall that Colonel Assimi Goïta, in charge of security issues in Mali, had arrested, on Monday, May 24, 2021, President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, the new Minister of Defence as well as other high personalities because according to him, the transitional government was formed without his knowledge.

       

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