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The putschists are spending more time shoring up their local power base than promoting the transition and the reunification of the country

The appearance of a shaken Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra on state television just before dawn on 11 December proffering apologies to the Malian people along with his resignation marks the return to political pre-eminence of Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo. It also means more delays for the international efforts to wrest the three northern regions from the control of jihadists.

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Keywords:

Cheick Modibo Diarra, Amadou Haya Sanogo, Amadou Toumani Touré, Dioncounda Traoré, Mountaga Tall, Yamoussa Camara,, Traoré Rokiatou Guikine, Moussa Traoré, Bakary Mariko, French, Destabilising militias, Chad, Niger, Iyad Ag Ghali, Saudi Arabia, Django Sissoko, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Alliance pour la démocratie au Mali-Parti pan-africain pour la liberté, la solidarité et la justice, Convergence pour sauver le Mali, Coordination des organisations patriotiques du Mali, Ganda Koy, Mouvement national pour la libération de l’Azawad, Ansar Eddine, Mouvement pour l’unicité et le jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest, Al Qaida

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