National unity government formed In Mali

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              National unity government  formed In Mali

 

Mali’s interim President Dion­counda Traore has formed a national unity government in an attempt to bring stability to the country.In July, the regional bloc Ecowas threatened to expel Mali unless a unity government was installed.

 
Mali’s interim President Dion­counda Traore has formed a national unity government in an attempt to bring stability to the country.
Mali has been in flux since the March coup allowed Islamists and Tuareg separatists to seize the entire northern half of the country. The ensu­ing political turmoil allowed Al-Qaecia­linked Islamist rebels to wrest control of the northern desert regions. Since then,

Return of Radical Islamists

attempts to impose a radical view of shariah law have prompted fears, the area could become a haven for radical Islamists.
The new cabinet is comprised of 31 ministers, including five seen as close to coup leader, Capt Amadou Sanogo. The head of the existing interim government, Cheick Moclibo Diarra, will stay on as Prime Minister.
In July, the regional bloc Ecowas threatened to expel Mali unless a unity government was installed. In response to international and regional pressure, the military, junta in Bamako nominally handed over power to the interim gov­ernment in April, but has remained influential.
‘Plagued by infighting, the transi­tional cabinet has failed to restore order and hold elections aimed at ‘restoring constitutional rule

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