On 27th September 2020, Former Foreign Affairs Minister Moctar Ouane (64 years) was appointed as the New Prime Minister of Mali by the decree signed by Mali’s new interim President Bah N’Daw, following the military coup on 18th August 2020,
The new President Bah N’Daw, Vice President Assimi Goita and the PM Moctar Ouane will lead the transitional government of Mali until the election in 18 months.
About Moctar Ouane:
i.Moctar Ouane served as the minister of foreign affairs under the former President Amadou Toumani Toure from May 2004 to April 2011.
ii.He also served as the permanent representative of Mali to the United Nations(UN) from 1995 to 2002.
iii.He was the diplomatic adviser to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West Afrcian regional economic bloc.
Leaders of Mali’s Transitional Government:
Bah N’Daw, former defence minister and retired colonel was inducted as the President and Colonel Assimi Goita, the head of Junta, which staged the coup was inducted as the Vice President of the Mali’s Transitional Government.
i.ECOWAS closed the borders of Mali and stopped the economic flow in order to impose the civilian government in Mali.
ii.The condition of ECOWAS to lift the sanctions on Mali was to appoint a civilian as the Prime minister of the Transitional Government.
Recent Related News:
On 19th August, 2020, Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announced his resignation with immediate effect following a military mutiny in the Republic of Mali.
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