Mali’s government resigns

The government of the West African country Mali under Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga has resigned. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita had accepted the resignation petition submitted by the Prime Minister and his cabinet on Thursday, Local media of Mali announced.

A successor to Maiga and a new government would be appointed shortly – “after consultation with all political forces of the majority and the opposition”.

Maiga came before a vote of confidence in parliament. The last time it faced increasing violence in the African crisis state violent protests given against the head of government.

Keita, who has been in office since 2013, won the presidential election overshadowed by opposition fraud in August. However, the security situation in the West African state deteriorated during his term in office.

In addition to civilians, armed groups repeatedly attack domestic and international armed forces. Since 2013, there is a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, it is considered the most dangerous use of blue helmets worldwide. Especially in the north of Mali radical Islamist attack the blue helmets again and again, while in the center of the country violent ethnic conflicts come to a head.

It is also important for Germany to achieve stability in Mali which is a transit country for migrants. On the other hand, Islamists could consolidate their power in the event of a collapse of the state, and that only a border from the Mediterranean. Mali is one of the ten poorest countries in the world, with 18 million population, according to a UN report.

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