Former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was released last morning by the National Council for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the military junta that has ruled Mali since stepping down after a coup on August 18, according to the Jeune Afrique newspaper.
According to this media, citing Keita’s family sources, the ex-president was released around 3:00 a.m. and accompanied by elements of the special forces to his residence in Sébénikoro, Bamako.
Here, Keita is still under the protection of the board and, according to the information available to ‘Jeune Afrique’, has expressed his wish to travel to Abu Dhabi, where he has had medical examinations in the past, which the CNSP is happy to do would. accept.
Keita resigned and dissolved the National Assembly and government to “avoid a bloodbath” after a group of soldiers staged a coup d’état. Since then, the ex-president has been imprisoned in Kati, a town near the capital where the mutiny began.