August 12, 2020

Mali anti-government protesters return to the streets after truce

Bamako (AFP) – Thousands of anti-government protesters returned to the streets in Mali Tuesday, resuming their months-long push to topple president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who they accuse of presiding over corruption and impunity in the poor Sahel nation.Demonstrators gathered in a central square in the capital despite rainfall and pleas from mediators to stay at home, with many blowing plastic vuvuzela horns and brandishing anti-government banners. “We want real change in Mali, IBK get out,” read one, referring to Keita’s initials.The gathering marks the first time the June 5 Movement has sta…


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