Breaking: Mali’s President Bows To Pressure, Resigns

The President of Mali Republic, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has resigned hours after been arrested by troops in the country saying that he action is to avoid bloodshed.

Keita who appeared in a state television broadcast, midnight, to declare the dissolution of the government and national assembly, said he had no choice but to resign with immediate effect.

Yesterday, Rebel soldiers were reportedly detained President Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse and drove the duo to a military base in the town of Kati, near the capital Bamako, which they had seized earlier in the day.

Jubilant crowds in the city centre, gathered to demand Keita’s resignation, cheered the rebels as they made their way to the 75-year-old’s official residence.

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