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Mali’s interim council grants coup leaders amnesty

The leaders of the two recent coups in Mali have been granted amnesty by the country’s interim parliament.

Colonel Assimi Goïta and other army officers involved in overthrowing President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta in August last year and interim president, Bah Ndaw, in May this year, will not face prosecution.

The motion was passed by an overwhelming majority of Mali’s National Transitional Council.

Colonel Goïta has said he will respect the February 2022 deadline for civilian elections, set by the previous interim government.

source: bbc

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