Prime minister of Mali and entire cabinet resign following series of violence

Prime minister of Mali and entire cabinet resign following series of violence

Violence from various internal conflicts in Mali has caused some 260,000 refugees and internally displaced people in the African country, where 3.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned earlier this month.

Maiga was appointed in December 2017 and renamed to the job only last September, after Keita was re-elected.

The Presidency confirmed the exit of the prime minister and the government in statement which says President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has accepted the resignations.

The president responded in a televised address on Tuesday, April 16, that he had heard the anger.

Maiga came under pressure over his handling of a flare-up of inter-communal violence which, according to a United Nations tally, has claimed some6 00 lives since March 2018 and forced thousands from their homes.

The Fulani have also been accused of supporting a jihadist preacher, Amadou Koufa, who rose to prominence in central Mali four years ago.

The militia, called the Dan Nan Ambassagou, also attacked the Fulani and was ordered to be dissolved after the massacre.

Thousands of people, including religious leaders, civil society groups and organisations representing the Fulani community, protested against the increasing violence ad the gvoernment's inability to do anything to contain it.

Tensions erupted in Mali in 2012 following a failed coup and a Touareg rebellion that ultimately allowed al-Qaeda-linked militant groups to take control of the northern half of the country.

The jihadists were theoretically expelled in 2013, thanks to an global military intervention led by France, but extensive areas of the country, especially in the north and centre, escape state control and remain exploited by local rebel groups.



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