The June 5 Movement in Mali has continued to call for the President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita‘s resignation as political tension soars in the country. In a press conference, one of the movement’s leaders, Ibrahim Ikassa Maiga, also called for the dissolution of the Malian parliament.
Mali’s Prime Minister Boubou Cisse has apologized for the excessive use of force during the recent protests in the country. “Unfortunately, there were excesses. What happened is very regrettable. We apologize for it,” the Prime Minister said. Earlier, Cisse had said that he and Keita were open to talks.
Mali’s prime minister, Boubou Cisse, apologized for the “excesses” committed by the security forces, accused of opening fire on anti-government protesters. However, Cisse refused to compromise with the opposition, insisting that the President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, will not resign.
This worked out to be 61 killed by Islamic terrorist attacks per day and an average of four attacks per day as well. This was below last week’s 261 killed with 48 separate attacks.
As Ramadan ended on June third it appears the number of attacks has declined, but this week we have seen one of the most villainous attacks in awhile, especially because of the high number of innocent children involved.