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Malian troops arrest PM


Malian soldiers are reported to have forced their way into the home of the country’s Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra and arrested him.

It is believed Captian Sanogo, who lead a military coup last March but later handed power to a civilian government, ordered troops loyal to him to arrest Diarra.

Mali is currently a country divided, with Islamists in control in the north. A recent UN report described it as being gripped by an aid disaster.

The country descended into chaos in March when soldiers toppled the president, leaving a power vacuum that enabled Tuareg rebels to seize two-thirds of the country. But Islamist extremists, some allied with al Qaeda, have since hijacked the revolt.

The EU had just approved a military training mission to help the government regain control of the north.

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