Mali's prime minister, cabinet resigns

DN Bureau

Just months before the presidential elections, Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his cabinet resigned on Friday.

Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga
Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga

Bamako: Just months before the presidential elections, Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his cabinet resigned on Friday.

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Maiga "presented to the president his resignation along with that of the members of his government," president's office said.

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has reportedly accepted Maiga's decision to quit.

This comes a month after a horrific massacre of Fulani community members carried out by the Dogon ethnic group in which nearly 160 people were killed.

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Maiga is vice-chairman of the ruling Rally for Mali Rally for Mali (RPM), which Keita founded. (ANI)

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