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Malian Soldiers Arrest Prime Minister and President in Second Coup Within a Year

HeadlineMay 25, 2021

Mali is facing a new political crisis after soldiers detained Mali’s president and prime minister in what appears to be the country’s second military coup in less than a year. The African Union and United Nations issued a joint statement calling for the “immediate and unconditional release” of the two leaders — President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane — who are reportedly being held at a military base outside of Bamako. The two leaders both came to power in September as part of a transitional government following a military coup. 

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