The @UN' mission in #Mali 🇲🇱 on Monday called for the "immediate and unconditional" release of the country's president and PM, who were detained by the military.

The detentions came after a reshuffle on Monday designed to respond to criticism of the #interim government ⤵️
@UN 🇲🇱 The detentions have raised fears of a second coup as President #Ndaw and PM #Ouane lead an interim government that was installed after a putsch in August under the threat of regional sanctions.

@erinogun has a recount of the events that led up to Monday's detentions ⤵️
@UN @erinogun The detentions in #Mali have triggered broad international condemnation and demands for their immediate release 🇲🇱

France 24’s International Affairs editor @ArmenGeorgian gave @AnnetteF24 his analysis ⤵️
@UN @erinogun @ArmenGeorgian @AnnetteF24 #Mali's 🇲🇱 interim Vice President, Colonel Assimi #Goita, said that he ousted the interim President and PM because they failed to consult him about the nomination of a new government, violating the charter.

#Goita said that elections next year will go ahead as planned 🗳️⤵️
@UN @erinogun @ArmenGeorgian @AnnetteF24 Political turmoil in #Mali 🇲🇱 deepened Tuesday as Colonel #Goita pushed out transitional leaders who had been tasked with steering the return to civilian rule after a coup last August.

France 24's @RobParsonsF24 gave us his analysis ⤵️

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