Weekly Summaries

17th of August – 23rd of August

Coup in Mali

For weeks there have been protests in Mali against the president who the protestors say manipulated the recent elections. Then on Tuesday the 18th of August, there was a coup by the military. The President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and his prime minister Boubou Cissé were both arrested. Since then the military leaders who staged the coup have announced that new elections will take place.