Assimi Goita: Mali military leader sworn in as interim president

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    Mali’s military commander Assimi Goita has been sworn into office as the new interim president despite an international diplomatic backlash over his second power grab in nine months.

    Goita dismissed civilian interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane on May 24, accusing them of failing to consult him about a cabinet reshuffle.

    He also named opposition leader and former minister Choguel Maiga as prime minister of the transitional government ahead of elections next February.

    Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Bamako, Mali.

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    Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is the eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1,240,000 square kilometres. The population of Mali is 19.1 million. 67% of its population was estimated to be under the age of 25 in 2017. Its capital is Bamako.

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