Announcing his resignation with immediate effect, 75-year-old President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita also said that both the government and Mali's national assembly would be dissolved.
West African leaders gather in capital Bamako in latest bid to end the political crisis as leaders of a protest movement clamour for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's resignation.
The June 5 Movement has triggered a show-down with the government with unflinching demands that President Keita resign over his perceived failures in tackling the dire economy and eight-year conflict in Mali.
Thousands have gathered in a central city square to demand that President Keita resign over the country's long-running conflict, economic woes and perceived government corruption.
The elections in Mali have been repeatedly delayed, eroding trust in institutions as the country struggles with a militant revolt that has claimed thousands of lives and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes.
We speak to a Turkish doctor who's done extensive aid work in Africa and he tells us how Covid-19 once again puts African bodies at risk of ethically wrong medical experiments conducted by the West.
Northern Mali's population is fast dwindling as people flee desertification, drought and armed conflict only to end up in places where they face increased competition for resources.
The protests for better roads began on August 23 in the western city of Kayes, and have since then spread to other regions of the West African country.
Authorities in Mali said more than 20 people died after tire of a minibus blew out, causing the vehicle to swerve into the path of the lorry coming the other way.
Doha airlifts 24 armoured vehicles to the West African Sahel country that has been struggling to return to stability amid its fight against militants.
The eighth largest country in Africa and one of the poorest in the world, the landlocked Sahel state has been grappling with violence since 2012. It has faced a wave of violence by groups linked to Al Qaeda and Tuareg separatist rebels.
Counting is under way in some of the 23,000 polling stations across the West African nation to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office who is challenged by Soumaila Cisse.
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