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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Mali’s former coup leader takes power after president’s arrest” – below is their description.
Mali’s interim vice president, Colonel Assimi Goita says he removed the transitional president and prime minister from power because they left him out of discussions to form a new government.
Goïta says President Bah Ndaw and PM Moctar Ouane were trying to upend Mali’s democratic transition after they took charge of an interim government last August that deposed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
The two leaders were taken to a military base outside Bamako on Monday.
The UN, African Union and the European Union have condemned the move which has been described as an “attempted coup”.
Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar, Senegal.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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