The US has made a move against Mali over the military upset in the nation that prompted the capture of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and high ranking representatives of his legislature.
The US has now suspended military guide toward the West African country.
Review that a gathering of insurrection fighters had held onto power and put President Keita and his Prime Minister apprehended.
US Special envoy for the Sahel, J. Peter Pham, told reporters that henceforth “no further training or support of the Mali armed forces; we have halted everything until we can clarify the situation.”
He further explained that “right now it was not yet clear which forces are involved in the coup; who is involved specifically, where loyalties lie.”
Recall that early last week, mutinying troops seized Mali’s elected President, Keita.
The rebel soldiers mandated him to resign and unveiled a junta that would rule until a “transitional president” takes over.