Mali’s Keita resigns as president after military mutiny-watch video.
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned late on Tuesday, hours after mutinying soldiers seized him from his home following months of mass protests against alleged corruption and worsening security in the West African country.
Speaking on national broadcaster ORTM just before midnight, a distressed Keita said his resignation – three years before his final term was due to end – was effective immediately.
In a brief statement broadcasted on Mali’s national television, Keita said that the military intervention has left him with ‘no choice’ but to resign because he does not wish ‘blood to be shed.’
The President said he has decided to give up his duties from this day onwards. It is not clear whether the military is not officially in charge of the country.
He also declared the dissolution of his government and the National Assembly.
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