Will Mali Prime Minister Resign?

Mali is expected to hold presidential elections in 2013 following the capturing of the north. But a decision by West African heads of state that no member of the transitional government will be allowed to stand has fed a growing debate over whether the country's interim prime minister, Cheick Modibo Diarra, should resign following the declaration of his intention to run for president.
  • Mali:  Will Prime Minister Resign?

    Inter Press Service, 13 November 2012

    West African heads of state have restated their determination that no member of Mali's transitional government will be allowed to stand in the country's next presidential election.... read more »

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Prime minister Cheick Modibo Diarra

  • Mali:  Mali Forms New Government

    allAfrica.com, 21 August 2012

    Mali has reportedly formed a new government of national unity, five months after a military coup overthrew the country's elected government.read more »

  • Mali:  Nation in Confusion as President Returns

    Institute for Security Studies, 1 August 2012

    Upon his return from Paris, where he spent two months recovering from the mob attacks that took place in the presidential palace on 21 May 2012, Mali's Interim President Dioncounda... read more »

  • Mali:  Dlamini Zuma Leads African Union Delegation to Bamako

    African Union, 18 October 2012

    Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr.Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will on Friday, 19 October 2012, lead an African Union Commission delegation to the meeting of the Support... read more »

  • West Africa:  Mali Intervention Could be Catastrophic

    AfricaFocus, 15 October 2012

    With thousands of nationalist demonstrators in Bamako calling for military intervention to regain control of the north of Mali from Islamic extremists, and a unanimous Security... read more »

  • Mali:  UN Urges Caution On Mali

    Magharebia, 1 October 2012

    International leaders are divided on how to bring an end to the worsening crisis in Mali.read more »

  • West Africa:  Mali Satisfied With Conclusions of ECOWAS Technical Assessment Mission

    Economic Community of West African States, 18 July 2012

    The Malian Prime Minister, Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra, has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the just-concluded Technical Assessment Mission (TAM) to Mali, made up of... read more »

  • Mali:  Why Chaos Continues

    Daily Maverick, 24 May 2012

    On Monday morning, things were looking up for Mali. By Monday night, the interim president Dioncounde Traore had just been beaten up in his office after a massive and genuine... read more »