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Mali’s Prime Minister Arrested

It’s not a good sign when this happens. In Mali’s second coup d’état in 12 months, the prime minister was arrested by the military. Shortly after being taken from his home, Prime Minister Cheikh Modibo Diarra surfaced on television to say that his government was resigning. The West African nation’s military has said that the leader had been “playing a personal agenda” as Islamists took over in the north. While the capital city, Bamako, was calm, the recent upheaval is seen as a step back for the troubled nation.

December 11, 2012 7:49 AM