Dec 5, 2020
Mali's Malick Diaw to head National Transition Council
EPA. One of the key figures behind the August coup in Mali has been chosen for a top post despite concern over the military's continued influence in the country. Colonel Malick Diaw was unanimously elected to lead the interim legislative body, the National Transition Council. One of the country's main opposition groups is boycotting the body. The BBC's Noel Ebrin Brou says Col Diaw was one of the brains behind the 18 August coup and became deputy leader of the junta. Junta leader Col Assimi Goita is the interim vice-president, while former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw leads the country.
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