In the spotlight: Assimi Goïta focused on an attempt

With this “stabbing attempt” against the president of the transition, “it is a Tabaski who will undoubtedly remain engraved in the collective memory”, warns from the beginning. The Mali Journal. An attempt to attack Bamako’s great mosque and which “caused a stir among our countrymen”, writes The rise.

The magazine delivers the story of the events. “On this day of the celebration of the feast of Eid el-Kebir, we can read, the head of state was in the mosque for collective prayer. “He had Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maïga, CNT President, Colonel Malick Diaw and other personalities by his side,” L’Essor explains. The event “occurred at the end of the prayer, when the Imam had gone out to slaughter his sheep, in accordance with the precepts of Islam.”

“Then we take advantage of the movement of the crowd, we read again, two people dressed in civilian clothes appeared out of nowhere to try to attack President Assimi Goïta. One of the attackers was subdued on the spot while the other managed to blend into the crowd of loyal Muslims. L’Essor emphasizes that at present “no information has been given about the identity of the attackers” without “in an interview with the press after the incident the interim president wanted to calm down” and claimed that it was an “Isolated and controlled act”.

The spotlight again on Mali

Events that draw the attention of the international press and again the spotlight in Mali. The French press in particular is returning to it, but it is not the only one. We find this assassination attempt on many websites, Morning Brotherhood in the Ivory Coast at Al Jazeera in Qatar, by Wakat Sera in Burkina Faso. The Burkinabé media also offer a leader with a shocking title and a somewhat … dubious taste, shall we say: “Who wanted to make Assimi Goïta the victim’s sheep?”, He wrote in One. Doubtful, but “Who is behind this assassination attempt?” Wakat Séra wonders more seriously.

An attempt which, if successful, underlines the leadership, “would have thrown Mali into mourning, which would have increased those incurred as a result of the daily killings orchestrated by the jihadists. But Wakat Séra continues, unless the plot is part of the staging. of which politicians are experts, to sacrifice themselves or carry out purges in the ranks of their opponents. is “far from just friends”. Daw, do not just have admirers. ”

Mali and Burkina Faso, two countries at the time of Tabaski

A special Tabas ship in Mali, especially since “the jihadists are endangering the party” says Malijet. “In addition to the usual price increase in the face of strong demand, the uncertainty that animals are delivered correctly to markets jeopardizes,” the website states. “These tensions are mainly concentrated in areas where jihadist armed groups are rampant and mainly in the middle of the country,” he said. Every year, the price of sheep increases during this period, but this year the increase is 30% higher than 2020, reports Malijet. “A sheep can then negotiate up to 500,000 FCFA on the market.”

Regardless, the sheep remain kings, in Mali as in Senegal: “Ladoum, Azawad, Toubabir … The star sheep of the party”, headlines Walf. “Growing up at home or from the sub-region, they have good pressure in Senegal,” the Senegalese newspaper reports. And if “some have choices in the race, others do not care. The average Senegalese prefers to buy a sheep that matches his purse, regardless of breed, color and quality of meat” we learn. However, be careful, warns Walf, “Islamologists define the kind of sheep suitable for killing to sacrifice the Aïd el-Kebir festival. “All details can be found in Walf.


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