Africa Weekly: Mali appoints new interim president | AFP

After weeks of discussion, Mali now has a new interim president. Retired colonel Bah Ndaw takes over following the forced departure of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, ousted in a military coup in mid-August. Elsewhere, protesters in Cameroon took to the streets to demand an end to the rule of President Paul Biya, who has led the country with an iron fist for nearly 40 years. And in Angola, commercial flights have resumed as the southern African nation eases its coronavirus restrictions.

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Third day in new talks to forge Mali transitional government after coup | AFP

Mali’s junta and representatives of the political class and social movements meet for a third day in a second round of talks to agree on a transitional government following the overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

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Mali’s ex-president has flown to UAE for treatment | AFP

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, ousted as president of Mali last month in a military coup, has flown to the United Arab Emirates for medical treatment, the new junta and his family said on Saturday.

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Mali: images of the residence of the ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in Bamako | AFP

Images of the residence of Ibrahim Boubacar Keรฏta in Bamako, where the former president is said to have returned on Wednesday night after being freed by the military of the ruling junta in Mali.

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ECOWAS delegation meets with Mali Constitutional Court judges | AFP

The ECOWAS delegation led by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan meets with judges of the Malian Constitutional Court in Bamako. Last week’s coup — Mali’s second in eight years — followed months of protests calling for Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign as public discontent with the government grew over the collapsing economy and a brutal Islamist insurgency.

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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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Thousands protest in Mali in support of coup | AFP

Thousands of people demonstrate in the Malian capital Bamako to support the military overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita earlier this week, amid unanimous international condemnation of the coup.

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Demonstration in Mali capital in support of coup | AFP

Hundreds of people protest in the Malian capital of Bamako in support of a military coup which deposed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Tuesday.

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Mali: M5-RFP opposition party praises military coup | AFP

Issa Kaou Djim, member of the strategic committee of the Malian opposition party M5-RFP, says that the actions of the Malian military to overthrow President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s government are “the culmination of a process that was triggered by the people of Mali.”

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Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigns after military coup | AFP

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announces his resignation on national television, as well as the dissolution of parliament and the government, after his arrest following a military revolt.

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Street in Mali capital after coup | AFP

Morning traffic on Independence Square, a site of opposition protests in the Malian capital of Bamako, after a military coup which overthrew embattled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

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Malian anti-government protesters cheer on the military at Independence Square | AFP

Malians line the streets around Bamako’s Independence Square to cheer on the military, as unrest sweeps through the capital. Witnesses earlier reported hearing gunfire at a key military base near the capital, sparking fears of a mutiny. Mali has been gripped for months by political crisis, as a protest movement galvanised by a disputed election insists that President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resign.

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Mali anti-government protesters return to the streets | AFP

Thousands of anti-government protesters return to the streets in Mali’s capital, Bamako, resuming a months-long push to topple president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who they accuse of presiding over corruption. The gathering marks the first time the June 5 Movement has staged a protest since July, when the opposition group declared a temporary truce in their campaign to oust Keita. The group has channelled deep anger over a dire economy, perceived government corruption and Mali’s eight-year jihadist conflict.

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Mali protesters rally to demand president resign | AFP

Malians take to the streets in the capital Bamako, despite rainfall and pleas from mediators to stay home, to demand the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The gathering marks the first time the June 5 Movement has staged a protest since July 21, when the opposition group declared a temporary truce in a months-long push to topple Keita.

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Five West African leaders visit Mali to try resolve political crisis | AFP

Leaders from Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Niger and Ghana gather in Bamako’s Sheraton Hotel to try break a dreadlock between Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and protest movements demanding his resignation in an escalating political crisis.

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West African presidents arrive for Mali crisis talks | AFP

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall are welcomed at Bamako airport by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keรฏta. Five West African heads of state are expected in Mali to try to resolve the socio-political crisis that has gripped the country since June.

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Unrest in Bamako as Mali’s political crisis mediation falters | AFP

In the Malian capital of Bamako, opponents of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita erect barricades and burn tyres to show their frustration at the weeks-long political crisis in the West African state. The 15-nation Economic Community of West African States ended a mediation mission in Mali on Sunday with a list of reform proposals. But the opposition spurned the proposals as they did not address its main demand — that Keita resign.

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Unrest continues in Mali | AFP

Following days of deadly protests, opposition demonstrators set up barricades in Mali’s capital Bamako, near the mosque of prominent protest advocate imam Mahmoud Dicko. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita faces a mounting wave of demonstrations sparked by the outcome of a long-delayed parliamentary poll, but whose underlying causes include discontent over his handling of Mali’s jihadist insurgency.

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Malian imam and opposition movement leader Dicko leads funeral prayers for clash victims | AFP

Influential Malian imam and protest leader Mahmoud Dicko leads prayers at his mosque for the civilian victims killed in clashes amid escalating demonstrations demanding President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s resignation. IMAGES

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Tensions, road blocks in Mali capital following deadly protest | AFP

Burning barricades litter the streets of Mali’s capital Bamako a day after violent protests against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keรฏta left two dead and 70 injured, and an opposition movement vows to keep up the pressure. COMPLETES VID1V04RM_EN IMAGES

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Protesters block bridges in Mali anti-president protest | AFP

Protesters in Mali’s capital Bamako block two of the city’s main bridges during a protest against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. IMAGES

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Anti-government protest in Malian capital | AFP

Protesters gather in Bamako urging President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign over his perceived inability to resolve Mali’s economic woes and bloody jihadist conflict. IMAGES

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