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Mali president returns home after attack

2012-07-27 22:12

Bamako - Mali's interim president has returned home, two months after he sought medical treatment in France when he was badly beaten by protesters.

Dioncounda Traore's plane landed on Friday evening in the Malian capital of Bamako.

Traore became the country's president in April after the soldiers behind a March coup agreed in principle to hand over power to an interim civilian government.

The coup leader, though, has shown no signs of leaving.

In May, his supporters broke through a security cordon and attacked Traore in his office.

The protesters are believed to have been aided by soldiers loyal to the military junta that grabbed power in March and who are unhappy by the transition back to a civilian-led government.

Comments
  • spears.shield - 2012-07-28 03:36

    still searching for the 'back page' of the story.but what kind of leader....?

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