In Mali, thousands of protesters braved, yesterday, the risk of contamination to the coronavirus, to demand the resignation of president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. They responded to the call of the powerful muslim religious leader Mahmoud Dicko, converted to the policy since it was launched in September 2019, the structure of the Coordination of movements, associations and supporters (CMAS). Other civil society movements, opposition parties came to Bamako and across the country have joined the procession which started from the Independence square in Bamako. If the resignation of the head of State has focused the attention, the reason to mobilize is not lacking for Malians : between crisis, security, economic and social.
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An imam walk-in policy
"7 years in power, enough is enough," IBK releases ", in reference to the initials of the leader of mali has been in power since 2013, could be read on placards on the Independence square in Bamako, where were gathered some between 20 000 or even a million people, according to the sources, to the sound of the vuvuzelas. Also visible on the images and videos that circulate on the social networks and the media, with banners calling for the liberation of the former Prime minister and main opponent Soumaïla Cissé, who was kidnapped on march 25 while he was campaigning for the legislative elections in its area of origin, the centre of Mali, a vote won by the power, but the results followed by a grumbling people. "We are here to demand the resignation of president IBK ", has launched Issa Kaou Does Djim, a leader of the Rally of patriotic forces of Mali in launching the event after the great Friday prayer, led by imam Oumarou Diarra of the CMAS. After his remarks, the ultimatum is launched (...) to see (the) resignation not later than 18 hours (local and GMT) this Friday, June 5 " of president Keita, elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2018 for another five years.
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The bad governance is denounced
The new alliance formed around the imam Mahmoud Dicko, the Front for the safeguard of democracy (FSD), which brings together opposition parties, including the main between them, and Hope Mali Koura (EMK), a civil society movement led by the filmmaker, and former minister of Culture Cheick Oumar Sissoko wants to set a maximum pressure on the malian authorities. And Mahmoud Dicko, a prominent religious figure and a champion of islam, wahhabism, once close to president Keïta does not mince his words at the top of the podium. "We condemn the mismanagement of the scheme, fraud, embezzlement, falsehood," said, all dressed in white and wearing a turban, imam Dicko, during this event, framed without incident by the police, the largest in Bamako since it was organized in April 2019. "IBK don't like ultimatums, but this time, if we do not listen, it will be worse than today ", he threatened, punctuating its about historical reminders of the past grandeur of Mali.
During the rally of April 2019, the imam of 66-year-old had launched a call for the resignation of the Prime minister, Soumeylou Boubèye Maiga, who had made his deck a few days later, after the killing of some 160 civilians fulani to Ogossagou (center), and a series of demonstrations against the management of the State. In fact, Mali is plagued since 2012, to a deep, multifaceted crisis, security, political, economic. Insurgency, secessionists, and now the jihadists carried out by groups linked to Al-Qaida and the organization islamic State, as well as the inter-communal violence have led to thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands displaced. Parts of the north of Mali, the violence spread to the center of the country, and then in Burkina Faso and Niger, neighbors.
They are linked to all sorts of traffics and vast chunks of territory outside of the authority of the State.
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