Africa Weekly: A military coup in Mali, and now what? | AFP

Following months of mass protests, soldiers have seized power in Mali, arresting President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and forcing him to resign on national television, sending shock waves through West Africa. They have promised new elections and a swift return to civilian rule. But the international community has unanimously condemned the coup, and there are questions over what these developments mean for the fight against militant Islamist attacks in the Sahel region.

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