Mali President rolls out cabinet

Mali, the president has named a new government after its predecessor resigned last month. 

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Sunday announced the new executive of 37 members under Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. He was appointed on April 22 to oversee the formation of a broad-based government.

Last week, Cisse signed a pact with opposition and majority party representatives declaring their willingness to set up a politically-inclusive new government.

Cisse’s predecessor and his entire cabinet resigned on April 18 following the massacre of 160 members of the Fulani herding community on March 23. 

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets on April 5 to protest against an upsurge of violence that claimed around 600 lives. 

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