Mali government resigns amid inter-ethnic violence

Mali government resigns amid inter-ethnic violence

Mali’s Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and his government have resigned on Thursday, Reuters reported.

“The President accepts the resignation of the prime minister and that of the members of government,” Reuters quoted the country’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as saying.

The resignation came four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders in central Mali by suspected hunters from the Dogon community.

Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga served as prime minister since 2017. He also served as Mali’s foreign minister in 2011-2012 and defense minister in 2000-2002 and in 2013-2014.

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