Mali's Political Turmoil

Kevin Ivey | 06/11/2021

  Col. Assimi Goita overthrew Mali's transitional government on May 24, less than a year after the previous government was replaced in a coup that Goita also participated in. Mali's constitutional court upheld his leadership on May 28 and he was sworn in as interim president on June 7. He has pledged to maintain the transition plan that calls for elections to be held in February 2022. Above,  Goita is escorted down a red carpet during his inauguration ceremony. The civilian government...

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