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BY ZAKIYYAH WAHAB

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

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Mali President Amadou Toumani Touré announced Sunday he will step down from power. France 24 has more about the former president’s announcement.

 

“...he stood up and announced his official resignation, saying that he was doing so for the love of his country and under absolutely no external pressures...”

 

The resignation comes weeks after a military coup, led by Captain Sanogo, toppled the former president’s power in March. It allows for Mali to return to constitutional rule. A reporter for Al Jazeera says...

 

“...the resignation should pave the way for the formation of an interim government... [T]he president of the National Assembly, is going to be appointed ... as per the constitution as the interim president of Mali...”

 

Although Touré denies pressure, observers question whether seems international focus and condemnation have played a role in speeding up the handing over of power in Mali. CNN sees the step-down as “a significant sign of success.” The pressure is not only on Touré, but also on Sanogo’s junta. Press TV says...

 

“After days of negotiations and rising international pressure, Mali’s junta declared ... that it would start the transfer of power in return for a general amnesty from prosecution and an end to sanctions.”

 

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has already lifted sanctions against Mali after coming to an agreement with the military coup. But an ECOWAS communications director tells Voice of America members remain on alert.

 

“...the military’s efforts have been ‘sufficiently strong’, but … the international community stands ready to ‘react’ appropriately if the deal breaks down... ‘We want to believe that the military junta can be trusted...’”

 

According to the French foreign ministry, France, the former colonial power in Mali, will resume military and civil cooperation with Mali once a constitutional government is restored.

 

 

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Mali President Touré Resigns After Coup

(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

BY ZAKIYYAH WAHAB

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

You're watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy.

 

Mali President Amadou Toumani Touré announced Sunday he will step down from power. France 24 has more about the former president’s announcement.

 

“...he stood up and announced his official resignation, saying that he was doing so for the love of his country and under absolutely no external pressures...”

 

The resignation comes weeks after a military coup, led by Captain Sanogo, toppled the former president’s power in March. It allows for Mali to return to constitutional rule. A reporter for Al Jazeera says...

 

“...the resignation should pave the way for the formation of an interim government... [T]he president of the National Assembly, is going to be appointed ... as per the constitution as the interim president of Mali...”

 

Although Touré denies pressure, observers question whether seems international focus and condemnation have played a role in speeding up the handing over of power in Mali. CNN sees the step-down as “a significant sign of success.” The pressure is not only on Touré, but also on Sanogo’s junta. Press TV says...

 

“After days of negotiations and rising international pressure, Mali’s junta declared ... that it would start the transfer of power in return for a general amnesty from prosecution and an end to sanctions.”

 

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has already lifted sanctions against Mali after coming to an agreement with the military coup. But an ECOWAS communications director tells Voice of America members remain on alert.

 

“...the military’s efforts have been ‘sufficiently strong’, but … the international community stands ready to ‘react’ appropriately if the deal breaks down... ‘We want to believe that the military junta can be trusted...’”

 

According to the French foreign ministry, France, the former colonial power in Mali, will resume military and civil cooperation with Mali once a constitutional government is restored.

 

 

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