Mali PM resigns from office after Ogossagou Massacre


Mali’s Prime minister, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga  announced his resignation on Thursday along with his entire government following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead.

This was confirmed by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s office after he said he had accepted the prime minister’s resignation, along with those of his ministers, two weeks after mass protests erupted over the rising tide of violence.

Lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties had submitted a motion of no confidence against the government on Wednesday, blaming Maiga and his administration for failing to clamp down on the unrest.

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