The armed forces in Mali have ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta from power and declared their intention to set up a transitional government ahead of new elections.

It follows the president’s appearance on state television to say he had resigned from office.

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He and his prime minister were taken at gunpoint from the capital to a military camp.

The United Nations and African Union have denounced the military takeover.

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The regional organisation, Ecowas, announced a blockade along the country’s borders and have suspended financial links.

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The UN Security Council will meet later on Wednesday.


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