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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:52 PM

Mali's PM Resigns After Arrest by Junta Soldiers

Source: Voice of America

Anne Look
December 11, 2012

DAKAR, SENEGAL Mali's interim prime minister resigned early Tuesday after being arrested by soldiers loyal to the military junta that overthrew Mali's elected government in March.

The Malian army, or at least a part of it, has once again taken matters of state into its own hands.

Soldiers arrested now former interim prime minister, Cheikh Modibo Diarra, at his home Monday night as he prepared to leave for France.

Hours later, Diarra resigned his post on state television. He spoke first in Bambara, then in French, and appeared to be reading from a prepared statement.

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