Mali: Junta releases President Keita
Ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been released, the Malian junta announced on Thursday.
On Tuesday, August 18, Mali witnessed a military coup.
The military arrested a number of high-ranking officials after the coup, including President Ibrahim Bubaker Keita and Prime Minister Bobo Cisse.
Ibrahim Boubaker Keita resigned after his arrest under pressure from the coup and dissolved the Mali parliament.
The African military, which has seized power in Mali, has announced it will form a national committee to save the people and will abide by all international agreements.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) under the auspices of former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan spearheaded the negotiations that led to Keita's release.
The United Nations, the European Union and the African Commission have condemned the coup and called for the release of senior Mali officials.