Mali soldiers promise election as region seeks way out of coup crisis

This video frame grab image obtained by AFP from ORTM (Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision du Mali) on August 19, 2020 shows Malian military coup leaders, who seized power in Mali and pushed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to resign, during a press conference. – Mali awoke on August 19, 2020, to a new chapter in its troubled history after rebel military leaders forced Malian President Boubacar Keita from office, prompting its West African neighbours to threaten border closures and sanctions against the coup leaders.
Keita, embattled by months of protests over economic stagnation, corruption and a brutal Islamist insurgency, said he had resigned to avoid bloodshed. (Photo by – / ORTM / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO /ORTM ” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS – NO RESALES