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Vol 61 No 17

Published 27th August 2020


No road back for Keïta

Mutinous soldiers have delivered the coup de grâce to a failing regime as envoys go through the motions of trying to restore the president

The pro forma condemnation by West African leaders of the overthrow of the hapless President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on 18 August – not to mention the strong popular support for the new military junta – is a poor omen for their efforts to reverse the coup. The 75-year-old IBK is yesterday's man as Mali's politicians and soldiers look beyond him for a way to stabilise the country.

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