After Mali Coup, Mutineers Promise Fresh Elections

After Mali Coup, Mutineers Promise Fresh Elections

JOHANNESBURG– Military officers who led a coup in Mali that required the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita revealed themselves Wednesday, pledging to quickly arrange fresh elections and tame the twin political and security crises that have actually grasped this tactically crucial West African country.

Worn fight tiredness and sitting behind a wood desk, five soldiers appeared on state television quickly after sunrise. A representative for the mutineers, calling themselves the National Committee for the Salvation of the …

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