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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:23 PM

Mali PM resigns after being arrested

Source: (Pakistan's) The News

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BAMAKO: Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra resigned on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested at home by soldiers acting on the orders of former coup leader Amadou Sanogo.

“I, Cheick Modibo Diarra, resign with my government,” Diarra said in a brief speech given at the premises of national broadcaster ORTM which aired it. He gave no reason for his decision.

The resignation plunges further into chaos a country already effectively split in two after armed Islamists linked to al-Qaeda took over the north.

Looking drawn and speaking in solemn tones, Diarra thanked his supporters and expressed the hope that “the new team” would succeed in their task ...

Read more: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-1-147858-Mali-PM-resigns-after-being-arrested

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:38 PM

1. I suppose if I had been arrested by soldiers

I might "resign" as well.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:02 PM

2. That was thoughtful of him.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:17 PM

3. Django Sissoko named as Mali prime minister

11 December 2012 Last updated at 22:14 ET

Malian interim President Diouncounda Traore has appointed a new prime minister, less than 24 hours after the predecessor was forced to resign by the military.

Django Sissoko, an official in the presidency, has been named to succeed Cheick Modibo Diarra, who was under arrest when he issued his resignation ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20690578

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