Surprise resignation by Mali PM
8 Mali’s prime minister and his government have resigned in a surprise move, just months before presidential polls are due to be held.
Authorities gave no reason for Abdoulaye Idrissa Maïga’s decision to step down months before the president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, seeks re-election.
The president’s office said Maïga, who had been in his post since April, handed in his resignation along with his government’s last Friday, when it was accepted.
He resigns with Mali’s north still a theatre of unrest.