Rebel Soldiers Take President And Prime Minister Hostages In Mali

There have been demonstrations in the West African nation for a number of months, demanding President Ibrahim Baubkar Keita’s elimination.

Jessica David

August 19, 2020

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The West African nation, Mali, is at present in a state of turmoil. Rebel soldiers have taken Mali’s President Ibrahim Baubkar Keita and Prime Minister Baubo Sise as hostages. There have been demonstrations in the nation for a number of months demanding President Baubkar’s elimination from Keita, and now rebel soldiers have finally taken  an aggressive stand. They surrounded the President’s residence on Tuesday (August 18) and took him and the Prime Minister hostages.

Soldiers had been additionally seen roaming freely on the streets of Bamako. It is obvious from the pictures that they have management over the capital. Soldiers in plain garments roamed the streets carrying weapons. The political disaster has escalated in Mali where the United Nations and former colony France have tried for seven years to create an environment of stability. Anti-government protesters have praised the actions of the soldiers. Some also set hearth to a construction belonging to Mali’s Justice Minister.

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