Military Coup Allegation In West African Country Mali
The agenda of international agencies and media organizations is the West African country, a former French colony, Mali. Gunshots were heard at the military base in Kati, outside the capital Bamako, in Mali, which is located in West Africa and neighboring Algeria, Burkina Faso and Niger. While international agencies stated that some officials in the army were uncomfortable with the current administration and that there was a military coup attempt, no clear statement was made yet.
“SOLDIERS GO TO BAMAKO”
Speaking to AFP, military officials declared that “there was a rebellion” as the reason for the gunfire, and many soldiers were uncomfortable with the political situation. In a statement regarding the tension experienced 15 kilometers away from Bamako, it was stated that there was no coup attempt.
The Norwegian Embassy said, “We received the information that the armed forces were in a coup attempt and we learned that the soldiers were going to Bamako. We want the Norwegians to stay in their homes until things become safe, ”he explained.
Speaking to German media organization Deutsche Welle, sources suggested that Colonel Sadio Camara could be the name behind the coup. In the report of DW, it was stated that some high-level politicians were detained, including Economy Minister Abdoulaye Daffe.
It was alleged that while the state radio station ORTM was evacuated, soldiers were moving towards here.
A statement on the subject came from France. The French Embassy asked its citizens in the country not to leave the house.
SIMILARLY HAPPENED IN 2012
In Kati, where the incident took place, a similar incident took place in 2012, and after the rebellion, then president Amadou Toumani Toure was dismissed by a military coup.
The current president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, has been protesting by the public since June for not ensuring stability and security and fighting corruption.