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Cheers as soldiers arrest Mali President Boubacar Keita, Prime Minister

Cheers as soldiers arrest Mali President Boubacar Keita, Prime Minister

Malian soldiers have arrested the country’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse.

Crowds are jubilating at Independence Square in Bamako, Mali, and other places.

There are scenes of thousands of citizens cheering the ouster.

For nearly three months, demonstrations demanding for Keita’s resignation were held.

Dozens lost their lives, a situation that worsened the crisis.

Keita’s removal comes amid the intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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Leaders met late July but failed to achieve a truce. ECOWAS insists it could no order a sitting president to vacate office.

In July, the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), African Union (AU) condemned government’s use of lethal force on protesters

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