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Mali government resigns closed

The government of the West African crisis-hit country of Mali under Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga has resigned. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita had accepted on Thursday submitted resignation of the heads of government and his Cabinet.

This was informed by the presidential office in the night to Friday via Twitter. Maiga came to a confidence vote in the Parliament before. Finally, it had given up in the face of increasing violence in the African crisis state the mass protests against the head of government.

No reason

named A successor for Maiga and a new government would be appointed shortly – "after consultations with all political forces of the majority and the Opposition". Reasons for the resignation of the government were not called.

since 2013, the reigning head of state, Keita had won, the allegations of fraud from the Opposition overshadowed the presidential election in August. However, it has worsened the security situation in the West African nation during his tenure. Armed groups to attack civilians, also local and international armed forces.

Dangerous blue helmet use

in mid-March, an armed attack on the village of Ogossagou caused 160 dead for horror. For the bloody attack on the village of the ethnic group of the Fulani hunters of the ethnic group of the Dogon were made responsible.

Since 2013, there is a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, it is considered to be the most dangerous blue helmet mission in the world. Especially in the North of Mali, radical Islamists attack the blue helmets again and again, while in the centre of the country's violent ethnic conflicts come to a head. With its 18 million inhabitants, Mali belongs to a UN Index showed that of the ten poorest countries in the world. (chk/sda)

Created: 19.04.2019, 04:03 PM

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