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Mali junta quits as regional troops prepare to target Tuareg rebels | The Observer

Mali’s military junta has agreed to step down from power in a deal with other west African states as the region’s troops prepare for military action to counter insurgents in the north of the country. Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo – the junior officer who toppled Mali’s civilian government on 21 March – made the announcement yesterday amid an escalating security crisis that officials say threatens the entire region.

According to the agreed transition plan, military rulers will cede power to the parliamentary speaker, Diouncounda Traoré, who as interim president will oversee a timetable for elections.

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