Mali President detained by mutinying soldiers

The President of Mali Boubacar Keita has been reportedly detained  on Tuesday  by mutinying soldiers, as well as a number of senior civilian and military officials also rounded up at the Kati military base near Bamako/

Penpushing reports that, the country has been in crisis since 2012 after a military coup ousted its former President, Amadou Toure, with a large part of the country now controlled by armed jihadists.

The Nigerian former President, Goodluck Jonathan  had in July led a peace mission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to seek a solution to the crisis, while it is also on record that, there have been mass demonstrations in the capital, Bamako, after controversial general elections in the country earlier this year.

Penpushing further reports that, the committee at the end of its intervention recommended  a unity government for the troubled West African country,rather the crisis persisted which resulted in the Tuesday mutiny.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)  in reaction condemned the mutiny, while a statement lamented, this mutiny comes at a time when, for several months now, ECOWAS  has been taking initiatives and conducting mediation efforts with all the Malian parties,”.

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