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The Mali government calls for “silencing the guns” and “initiating dialogue” in the face of a possible coup attempt

August 18, 2020

The Mali government this Tuesday appealed to “common sense”, “patriotic spirit” and “gun silence” in the face of mounting tension over a possible coup attempt.

In a statement, Prime Minister Boubou Cissé said that the authorities are following the events that have taken place in the country since this morning with “close attention”, particularly at two military bases in Bamako, the country’s capital.

Although he stressed that the events recorded are the “translation of certain frustrations that may have legitimate causes”, the president called for “containment” and called for “dialogue to begin”.

The Mali government calls for “silencing the guns” and “initiating dialogue” in the face of a possible coup attemptThe Mali government calls for “silencing the guns” and “initiating dialogue” in the face of a possible coup attempt

“There are no reasons outside of our beloved Mali that are worth actions whose uncertain outcome could lead to actions that are harmful to the entire nation,” the text reads. “There are no problems that cannot be solved through dialogue.”

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