New Mali Cabinet includes reconciliation post

By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Sep 9th, 2013
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Mali's new President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita takes the oath of office on Septenber 4, 2013 in Bamako (AFP, Habibou Kouyate)

Mali’s new President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita takes the oath of office on Septenber 4, 2013 in Bamako (AFP, Habibou Kouyate)

Mali’s new prime minister has selected a 34-person Cabinet that includes a post focused on reconciliation and development of the country’s north, which fell under rebel control following a coup last year.

The ne

w Cabinet, disclosed in a communique read on state television Sunday, also includes several members of the transitional government that steered Mali through elections won last month by President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita.

Oumar Tatam Ly, a former special adviser at the Central Bank of West African States, was na

med prime minister last week.

The March 2012 coup expedited the seizure of Mali’s north by a mix of rebel groups, including Islamist radicals with links to al-Qaida. The radical jihadists were ousted by a French-led military intervention beginning in January of this year.AP

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