As a young lieutenant in 1968, Traore was the main instigator of a coup that overthrew Modibo Keita, the country's first post-independence president.
Keita, who suffered a mini-stroke last week, flew out of Mali late on Saturday for treatment in the United Arab Emirates.
The country's elected president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, was overthrown on Tuesday by mutinying troops, who took him as well as Prime Minister Boubou Cisse...
The regional bloc has decided to suspend Mali from all ECOWAS decision-making bodies, close all air and land borders with Mali.
The gathering marks the first time the June 5 Movement has staged a protest since July 21, when the opposition group declared a temporary truce in a months-long...
Shops and offices closed in Bamako as the news of the coup spread through the West African country of eight million people.
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