Assimi Goita tries to resist pressure to appoint a new prime minister

Mali's interim leader and head of Junta, Colonel Assimi Goïta, in Bamako, Mali, on 22 September 2022.
Mali's interim leader and head of Junta, Colonel Assimi Goïta, in Bamako, Mali, on 22 September 2022. © Ousmane Makaveli/AFP
The long absence of Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga, who has been forced to rest on health grounds, is causing unrest in Bamako. It is preventing a government reshuffle from taking place, just as the junta leader faces calls for the installation of a government of national unity. [...] (579 words)
Issue dated 09/11/2022 Reading time 3 minutes Fatoumata Diallo
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