Navy appointed to key positions in Mali’s interim authorities

Mali’s interim president Bah Ndaw on Monday appointed a 25-man authorities by which members of the navy occupy key positions, based on a decree broadcast reside on state tv.

At the very least 4 key cupboard positions – protection, safety, territorial administration and nationwide reconciliation – go to colonels within the military, the decree learn by the president’s secretary common, Sekou Traore.

After the navy took management of the nation following a coup on August 18, an necessary level of competition between the ruling junta and Mali’s West African neighbors has been whether or not the transition again to civilian rule will probably be led by troopers.

However whereas many pilot posts within the transitional authorities went to troopers, civilians had been additionally given some key positions.

For whereas one of many junta’s leaders, Colonel Sadio Camara, turns into protection minister, former prosecutor Mohamed Sidda Dicko will get the justice portfolio.

Junta spokesman Colonel Ismael Wague, who broke the information of the coup in a dramatic tv broadcast at evening, will change into nationwide reconciliation minister.

The West African bloc ECOWAS has put stress on Mali’s junta to shortly restore civilian rule for the reason that military overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

After prolonged negotiations, the junta lastly agreed to finish this transition inside a most of 18 months.

Final week, the junta deserted a controversial transfer that will have allowed its chief, Colonel Assimi Goita, to doubtlessly substitute Ndaw – himself a retired colonel – if he ever turned incapacitated.

Goita formally holds the place of interim vp.

Mali’s interim prime minister is former international minister Moctar Ouane.



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