Mali president, prime minister arrested in apparent coup

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  • Mali’s president and prime minister are said to have been arrested in what could be a coup. Pictures on social media show two cars carrying President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse.
    A video shows protesters, who have been calling for Keita to quit, celebrating in the capital, Bamako.
    There are also reports of heavy military presence near the radio station and the airport.

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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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