Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

MALI COUP LEAD­ERS FREE FOR­MER PREMIER, GEN­ER­ALS

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REUTERS ,08 TH OC­TO­BER ,2020

Mali’s for­mer prime min­is­ter Boubou Cisse and other of­fi­cials and mil­i­tary per­son­nel de­tained dur­ing the Au­gust coup have been re­leased, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment by the vice pres­i­dent, Colonel As­simi Goita.

Al­though a tran­si­tional gov­ern­ment has been ap­pointed af­ter the Aug. 18 coup, Goita, who led the coup, re­mained in the gov­ern­ment as vice pres­i­dent in charge of se­cu­rity and de­fence is­sues.

The of­fi­cials’ re­lease was one of the de­mands of in­ter­na­tional pow­ers in­clud­ing the West African re­gional bloc, which this week lifted eco­nomic sanc­tions against Mali af­ter the ap­point­ment of the tran­si­tional gov­ern­ment.

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