Assimi Goita declares himself as President of Mali

Colonel Assimi Goita has declared himself as President of Mali as the West African nations witnesses another round of political upheaval. 

Assimi Goïta   made the announcement after stripping interim President Bah Ndaw and PM Moctar Ouane of their powers. 

Colonel Assimi Goita, said that that he had seized power after the transitional president and prime minister failed to consult him about the formation of a new government. 

He said elections would be held next year as planned. 

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