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Mali PM resigns after arrest

11 December 2012 20:46


Mali’s Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra resigned early Tuesday. He addressed the nation on television hours after soldiers loyal to Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who led a recent coup, arrested him. Diarra was getting ready to leave the country for Paris, AP reports. It’s unclear if the trip to France was planned, or if Diarra was attempting to evade capture. Separately, the UN Security Council will soon discuss a resolution that would authorize the deployment of an African-led force to oust militants who seized Mali’s northern region.

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