Coup in Mali: Army Taken Over Power, Arrested Politicians and Top Ranked Officers
The army has just taken power. Here are the first faces of the coup, which is cleaning up the IBK regime: General Cheick Fanta Mady Dembélé, and Colonel Sadio Camara and Col Malick
Matters Arising gathered that the Shots have been heard at an army base in Kati, just outside the capital, amid an ongoing political crisis in Mali. The situation remains unclear, but news of the gunshots quickly sparked fears of a possible coup attempt.
Gunfire was heard at an army base near Mali’s capital Bamako on Tuesday, sparking fears of a possible mutiny in the conflict-torn country.
According an insiders, soldiers was fireing gunshots into the air at a military base in Kati, a town 15 kilometers from Bamako, though it remained unclear who was firing at whom.
According to report the leader of the coup could be Colonel Sadio Camara. DW also learned that several high-ranking politicians and officials have been arrested, including the Minister of Finance Abdoulaye Daffe and the chief of staff of the National Guard.
The opposition of the current president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, have led mass protests since June, demanding the leader’s resignation over what they say are his failures to restore security and deal with corruption.
At least not less than 14 people have been killed in the unrest, according to the United Nations and human rights activists reports
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