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Mali coup: Thousands take to Bamako streets to celebrate

Thousands have taken to the streets of Mali's capital to celebrate the coup against Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

Coup leaders arrested Mr Keïta on Tuesday and forced him to resign, sparking global condemnation.

  • BBC

But Mr Keïta was facing huge street protests before his arrest and many in Mali have welcomed his removal.

Thousands gathered in Bamako’s Independence Square to the sound of vuvuzelas, with many declaring victory over the former president.

“I am overjoyed, we won. We came here to thank all the people of Mali because it is the victory of the…

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