Ousted Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Released By Military Junta

By Chinenye Festus:-
The embattled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali who was unseated from the Bamako seat of power has now regained freedom.
The military junta in Mali has faced  mounting pressures across the world calling for the release of the ousted president and restoration of the democratic order.
The junta known as the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), said on Facebook on Thursday, August 27, it was “informing public and international opinion that former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been released and is currently in his residence”.‎
Keita, 75, was elected to office in 2013, just over a year after his predecessor, Amadou Toumani Toure, was himself ousted in a coup.
You would recall, that Keita was forced out of the presidency as the political imbroglio that polarised Mali hit the climax on Tuesday, August 18.
Keita alongside Prime Minister Boubou Cisse were arrested by some mutinying soldiers before they were later taken to a key base in Kati, a town close to Bamako.
With his release which came barely a week after his arrest, we can say that Calm and peace is gradually being restored in Mali.
 
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