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U.S. — Hands Off Mali! An Analysis of the Recent Events in the Republic of Mali | The Real News

By the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality – Richmond, Virginia, USA

http://warisacrime.org/content/us-hands-mali

Recent developments in the West African Republic of Mali are raising serious concerns about the possibility of yet another U.S. intervention. On March 22, one month before a scheduled presidential election, a military coup toppled the government of President Amadou Toumani Toure. Quickly taking sides, the regional 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) demanded the coup leaders restore civilian rule. On March 26, the U.S. cut off all military aid to the impoverished country.

On April 1, coup leader Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who has received military training in the U.S. (1) anad who is charging massive corruption by civilian political leaders, said he had reinstated the country’s constitution and government institutions and would begin consultations to form a transitional government, which would be “responsible for organizing peaceful, free, open and democratic elections in which we will not participate.” Those national consultations were to begin April 5 in the capital city of Bamako.

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