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Thousands of Malians stage another major anti-government protest

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Thousands of protesters in Mali on Tuesday staged another massive protest demanding that President, Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta, steps down.

The protest took place on the streets of the Malian capital, Bamako after an earlier break from such agitations due to the Eid festivities.

Tuesday’s protest is similar to previous protests in June and July, actions that have led to a political crisis in Mali.

On Monday new constitutional court judges were sworn-in in an attempt to resolve and end the political crisis.

The nine new judges were sworn in at a ceremony in the capital, Bamako, which was attended by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.

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President Keita dissolved the constitutional court following unrest due to protests.

The top court was at the centre of controversy after it overturned provisional results for parliamentary elections in March.

West African regional bloc, ECOWAS had proposed the appointment of new constitutional judges as a way of ending the crisis.

It also proposed the formation of a unity government as a way out of the crisis.

The opposition has however rejected the proposal for the formation of a unity government, insisting that the president resigns.

Protesters have accused President Keita of failing to tackle Mali’s major crises including jihadist conflict, an economic crisis and the disputed elections.

Mali has for years now struggled to overcome the activities of terrorists with the region remaining unstable since 2012 when jihadist fighters seized the desert north of the country.

Keita, who was re-elected in 2018 for a second five-year term, has struggled to address the security crisis.


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Source: Africafeeds.com

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