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World Mali’s Interim President Appoints Moctar Ouane Prime Minister

12:46  28 september  2020
12:46  28 september  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Mali ’ s interim President Bah N’Daw appointed the country’s longtime diplomat Moctar Ouane as prime minister on Sunday, according to a copy of the decree. The move comes two days after the country’s junta handed over power to N’Daw, a retired military officer, as part of efforts to convince

BAMAKO – Mali ’ s transitional president appointed former minister of foreign affairs, Moctar Ouane , on The appointment of a civilian prime minister was a major condition imposed by the West African regional economic bloc, ECOWAS, on Mali to lift sanctions that were imposed after an Aug.

(Bloomberg) -- Mali’s interim President Bah N’Daw appointed the country’s longtime diplomat Moctar Ouane as prime minister on Sunday, according to a copy of the decree.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Malian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Moctar Ouane holds a presser at the foreign ministry in Bamako on March 24, 2008 where he said that © Photographer: GEORGES GOBET/AFP Malian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Moctar Ouane holds a presser at the foreign ministry in Bamako on March 24, 2008 where he said that "bands of tuaregs from neighbouring states" had "backed up" Malian rebel tuaregs who had recently attacked Malian army in the far north of the country.

The move comes two days after the country’s junta handed over power to N’Daw, a retired military officer, as part of efforts to convince West African neighbors to lift sanctions imposed after last month’s coup.

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BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali ’ s transitional president appointed former minister of foreign affairs, Moctar Ouane , on Sunday as the West African nation’s prime minister days after being sworn into office. The appointment of a civilian prime minister was a major condition imposed by the West

Moctar Ouane , Mali ' s former foreign minister and a civilian, has been appointed as the African nation’ s interim prime minister , in a political gesture that would likely Mali ’ s new transitional president , former Defense Minister Bah Ndaw, appointed Ouane as prime minister on Sunday.

Ouane, 64, served as foreign affairs minister from 2004 to 2011 and has since then been the country’s delegate to the West African Economic and Monetary Union.

The new leadership faces the uphill task of preparing for elections within 18 months, the timeline imposed by the Economic Community of West African States. The 15-member bloc has taken a hard line against Mali since the putsch, shutting borders and halting financial flows.

The sanctions are expected to be lifted now that a civilian prime minister has been named.

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