Mali gets new government after protests

BAMAKO: Mali ' S President Has Appointed A New Government After Last Year's Pastor Dismissed Amidst Widespread Protests Over An Increase In Fatal Inter-Communal Violence, Said A Presidency Statement.

On Sunday, The New Executive Of 37 Members Under Premier Announced That It Had Been Appointed On April 22 To Oversee The Formation Of A" Wide-ranging" Government.

Last Week, Cisse Signed A Pact With Opposition Parties And Representatives Of The Majority Parties In The Capital City Of Bamako, In Which Their Willingness Was Expressed To Create" Politically Inclusive" . New Government.

Cisse & His Entire Cabinet Resigned On April 18 Following The Massacre Of Some 160 Members Of The Fulani Herding Community On March 23 In The Village Of Ogossagou Near Mali Border With Burkina Faso

Tens Of Thousands Of People Took To The Streets On April 5 To Protest Against A Perpetuation Of Violence That Claimed About 600 Lives And Of Which The Protesters Said The Government Had Failed To Stop.

As Foreign Minister, The New Executive Authority Led The Election Campaign Of Opposition Member Soumaila Cisse Against Keita In 2018.

Cisse ' S URD Party Said It Was A Constructive Opposition Role.

The Main Defense Portfolio Went To General Ibrahim Dahirou Dembele, Former Chief Of Staff Of The Army Under The Junta That Emerged From A 2012 Coup.

The Role Of Justice Minister Went To Mali Ck Coulibaly, President Of Mali ' S National Commission For Human Rights (CNDH), Who Has Held The Post Before.

UNAIDS Chief Michel Sidibe, Whose Office At The Agency Was Marred By Accusations Of Serious Maladministration, Was Appointed Minister Of Health, The Agency Said.

It Was Not Immediately Clear Whether Sidibe Would Leave Its UN Function. But He Was Scheduled To Leave In June After Widespread Concern About His Behavior In Office, Including His Handling Of Allegations Of Sexual Violence Against One Of His Top Delegates.

The New Mali Government Includes Women, More Than A Quarter Of The Total But Fewer Than The Previous Team, Which Is Boasted About A Third.

Since The Appearance Of A Jihadist Group Under Preacher Amadou Koufa In Central Mali In 2015, Recruiting Mainly Among The Dogon - A Hunting And Farming Community - Clashes Between The Dogon And The Nomadic Fulani Have Intensified.

Last Week Said The UN ' S MINUSMA Mission That The Ogossagou Massacre 'had Been Planned, Organized And Coordinated' And Could Form A" Crime Against Humanity."