Mali’s Prime Minister Arrested

    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 Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, hours after soldiers who led a recent coup burst into his home and arrested him. (AP Photo/ORTM Mali TV) MALI ACCESS OUT

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    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.

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