Military mutiny of Mali: President Keita announced resign

Published: August 20, 2020

Following the incident of mass protest and military mutiny, the president of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has resigned.

Key highlights

The week-long political crisis emerged on the demand to relinquish the president with the allegation of worsening the country’s economic condition and mismanagement of the security situation. Later at midnight, he was forced to resign at gunpoint by the mutinying soldiers.

Keita’s timeline

He served as the Prime Minister of Mali from 1994 to 2000

President of the National Assembly of Mali from 2002 to 2007

He served as the President of Mali from 2013 to August 2020

Present Political state of Mali

Mali is among the poorest in the world. Geographically it is a vast country, adjacent to the Sahara Desert, It had experienced several military mutinies and currently battling with jihadist attacks.

On 19 August 2020, President Keita, as well Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, announced resignation and dissolved the parliament.

The incident was severely condemned by the UN’s Security Council and asked for immediate restoration of constitutional order.

The soldiers are going to set up a civilian government and hold new elections.

UNSC

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is a principal organ of the United Nations and is charged with the maintenance of international peace and security. It is headquartered in New York.

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