A Malian protest leader called for calm Sunday after four more people were killed during demonstrations calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s resignation, the West African country’s worst civil unrest in years.
Bloody demonstrations rocked the capital Bamako on Friday and Saturday, with witnesses saying that security forces fired live rounds during clashes with protesters.
The atmosphere remained tense on the streets of Bamako on Sunday, as hundreds of people converged on the Badalabougou district for the funerals of four people killed in the violence.
In the face of the heightened tensions, Keita had announced he would dissolve the poor Sahel country’s constitutional court, the focus of anger since it overturned provisional results for parliamentary elections earlier this year.
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4 Killed in Protests Calling for Mali’s President to Resign — VOA
Protesters injured in Mali demonstrations as U.N. calls for calm — Reuters
Mali’s President Keïta dissolves constitutional court amid unrest — BBC
Malian president dissolves constitutional court in bid to calm deadly unrest — France 24
Mali opposition says more leaders arrested after mass protest — Reuters
Mali opposition demands more concessions as crisis deepens — Financial Times
Mahmoud Dicko, the populist imam challenging Mali’s President Keita — France 24