Malian President Boubacar Keita has named Boubou Cisse as prime minister, tasking him with forming a broad government to stem bloodshed. Ethnic violence has claimed 600 lives since March 2018, with 160 people massacred in a single day last month. Cisse replaces Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, who resigned over the March 23 killings close to the country's border with Burkina Faso.
President Names New Prime Minister
Deutsche Welle, 22 April 2019
Mali's president has appointed a new prime minister, after the country's government resigned. Boubou Cisse, who had been serving as finance minster, is now charged with easing… Read more »
Mali Prime Minister Resigns After Ogossagou Massacre
Deutsche Welle, 19 April 2019
Amid tribal violence and protests in Mali, Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga resigned alongside his entire cabinet. The public was enraged by a massacre of some 160 Fulani… Read more »
Government soldiers were said to have been taken by surprise, coming under heavy gunfire. The attack comes as the country's president searches for a new prime minister in the wake ... Read more »
Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga has tendered his resignation to president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The Prime Minister's cabinet made the same decision. This comes amid tribal violence and ... Read more »
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