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Mali Coup: Col Assimi Goita Heads Junta

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Colonel Assimi Goita has emerged the head of the military junta in Mali that ousted the elected government of President Boubacar Keita on Tuesday.

Goita introduced himself yesterday at a meeting with the secretaries-generals of government ministries.

“Let me introduce myself: I am Colonel Assimi Goita, the president of the
National Committee for the Salvation of the People,” he declared at the meeting,

Until his appointment as head of the CNSP, Goita was head of special forces in central Mali.

The coup in Mali started with a mutiny at Kati Garrison, 15 Kms from Bamako.

President Keita, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse and others, who were arrested by the mutinous soldiers, are still being detained at the Kati barracks.

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