Following the new government in Mali, the Military which staged two coups in nine months has been put in charge of key Ministries.
Ministerial positions of Defence, Security, Interior and National Reconciliation are all occupied by military personalities some of whom held these titles at the time they were also leaders of the August 18, 2020 coup that removed then-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office, a move considered by some observers to have been a major move that triggered interim President Colonel Assimi Goita, to carry out a second Coup.
Former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Malian army, Colonel Daoud Mohammedine, and Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulaye Maïga take over the Heads of Security and Territorial Administration.
As the international community including ECOWAS and the African Union, have expressed their disapproval of the most recent coup and the consequential new government in various ways.
Colonel Assimi Goïta has promised to return the country to civilian rule at the beginning of 2022.
He has also committed to respect a peace agreement that is crucial for stability in the Sahel.