Malian President, Keita Seeks Opposition Party Members to Ease Political Tensions, Read Full Story!

Malian President, Keita Seeks Opposition Party Members to Ease Political Tensions, Read Full Story!

Malian President made the announcement on Tuesday that he was considering appointing candidates who lost the last legislative elections to the senate, in an attempt to restore stability in the country that has witnessed several weeks of protests and disorder.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita made the proposal after two major rallies in the West African state of 18 million people, organized in June by a galvanized opposition in a context of growing hostility towards the president.

Several thousand people marched through the streets of the capital Bamako, showing their frustration with the slow pace of political reform, widespread corruption and violence that occurs daily in the country.

Mali is struggling to contain a jihadist insurgency that erupted in 2012, causing thousands of deaths and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.

Members of the High Islamic Council of Mali (HCIM), also present, will continue discussions to find a solution, AFP learnt from participants.

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