Thursday, 22 March 2012

Coup d'état in Mali

CAR is a country that has experienced several coup d'état over the decades, In Mali this is apparently happening now. This blog updates from the capital Bamako.

The mutineers are according to Jeune Afrique unhappy with the lack of equipment and supplies which has hindered the military to defeat the Touareg rebellion in the north. The mutineers, who call themselves le Comité National pour le Redressement de la Démocratie et la Restauration de l'Etat (CNRDRE) have suspended the constitution, the governement and the state institutions have been dissolved. The second part of the mutineers' declaration can be found here. The president Amadou Toumani Touré, who was meant to step down in the upcoming elections and probably would have done so, is nowhere to be found and several ministers in the government have been arrested

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