BAMAKO, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra of the transitional Malian government announced resignation and dissolved the cabinet early Tuesday, state TV reported.
Appearing on state TV, Diarra did not elaborate on reasons for his resignation.
Military sources said Diarra was arrested earlier Tuesday by troops supportive of ex-coup leader Amadou Sanogo.
The prime minister was preparing to travel to Paris late Monday for medical examination when he was detained, the sources added.
Diarra, who had been acting prime minister since April, had called for international military intervention in northern Mali, which has been run by rebels since June.
Mali has been dealing with diverse security, economic, political and humanitarian challenges since January after a fighting between government forces and al-Qaida-linked rebels broke out in the northern part of the country.
BAMAKO, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Mali's Prime Minister (PM) Cheick Modibo Diarra arrived in Paris on Monday to discuss with the French authorities about the need to strengthen relations between the two countries, a statement from the prime minister's office has indicated.
The statement pointed out that the prime minister's visit to France is part of his efforts to maintain and reinforce the mobilization of the international community around Mali to accelerate the recovery of the country's territorial integrity. Full story
BAMAKO, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra has reiterated his commitment to hold dialogue with fellow Malian citizens who have not renounced Mali's territorial integrity and the secular state.
An official statement obtained here on Monday said the prime minister held discussions on Sunday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, with the mediator in the Malian crisis, Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore. Full story