Mali transition still in disarray as leader seeks treatment in Paris
Mali’s interim President Dioncounda Traoré has left Bamako for France to get further medical treatment, after his beating by demonstrators last Monday.
Traore was initially treated at a Bamako hospital and later discharged. But the report said while in France, the Malian interim leader will do a test on his heart.
WADR’s Bamako Correspondent said while he left the country, there was another demonstration in the Malian capital, but on a smaller scale, against Traore continuing as head of the transitional government.
The ECOWAS sub-regional bloc had condemned Monday’s protest and attack on the interim President saying that it has launched an investigation into the incident, vowing to take punitive measures against those responsible.
Bamako has not seen any stable administration since Captain Amadou Sanogo led soldiers in ousting the former President Amadou Toumani Toure’s civilian government last March.
The deposed President later fled into exile in neighbouring Senegal.
Since the coup, several rebel groups have taken complete control of northern Mali.