EU calls for ‘immediate’ release of detained Mali leaders

Malian soldiers are celebrated as they arrive at the Independence square in Bamako on August 18, 2020. – Mali’s Prime Minister Boubou Cisse called on August 18, 2020, for “fraternal dialogue” with soldiers who seized a key military garrison and have triggered fears of a coup attempt.
The prime minister also admitted that the soldiers may have “legitimate frustrations”.
Details of the events in Mali remain unclear. But according to witnesses and officials, soldiers seized an important army base in the town of Kati, near the capital Bamako, on the morning of August 18, 2020. (Photo by MALIK KONATE / AFP)