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  • In this still frame made from video provided by ORTM Mali TV, Mali's Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra resigns during a broadcast on state television from Bamako, Mali, on Dec. 11, 2012, hours after soldiers who led a recent coup burst into his home and arrested him. (Associated Press)

    Mali's PM forced to resign, after arrest by junta

    Soldiers arrested Mali's prime minister and forced him to resign before dawn on Tuesday, showing that the military remains the real power in this troubled West Africa nation, even though officers made a show of handing back authority to a civilian-led government after a coup in March.

  • Malian Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra was arrested at his home on Monday by the soldiers who helped lead a recent coup. He was ordered to resign. (Associated Press)

    Mali’s prime minister forced to resign

    Soldiers arrested Mali's prime minister and ordered him to resign, showing that the military is still the real power in the capital of this large West African country even though soldiers made a show of returning control back to civilian leaders several months after launching a coup in March.

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  • "Our country is living through a period of crisis. Men and women who are worried about the future of our nation are hoping for peace," he said on TV.

    Mali’s prime minister forced to resign →

  • "Our country is living through a period of crisis. Men and women who are worried about the future of our nation are hoping for peace," he said on television. "It's for this reason that I, Cheikh Modibo Diarra, am resigning along with my entire government on this day, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. I apologize before the entire population of Mali."

    Mali's PM forced to resign, after arrest by junta →

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