Connect with us

International

Mali interim president names 25-member government

Published

on

After ousting President Keita, Mali set to swear in interim president

Mali’s transitional President, Bah Ndaw, has appointed a 25-member government in which senior military personnel have been given several key posts in a move that may force ECOWAS to soon lift the sanctions it imposed on the country after August’s coup.

According to a presidential decree read out on state television on Monday, the ministries of defence, security, territorial administration and national reconciliation are all to be led by colonels in the Malian military.

Col Sadio Camara, one of the leaders of the junta, will become the minister of defence, while the spokesman for the military junta, Col-Maj Ismaël Wagué, will be in charge of national reconciliation.

READ ALSO: Mali’s former Minister named as interim president

This came about a week after Ndaw named a new civilian prime minister.

The new prime minister appointed by Ndaw is former diplomat, Moctar Ouane who served as Mali’s foreign minister between 2004 and 2011.

He was also Mali’s permanent representative to the UN from 1995 to 2002 and later became a diplomatic adviser to the West African regional bloc, ECOWAS.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

If you are motivated and passionate about building a global society, founded on justice, equity, fairness, transparency, accountability and superior knowledge, kindly consider donating to Ripples Nigeria’s solutions journalism.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations