Last week marked the anniversary of the coup in Mali, when a group of soldiers, headed by Captain Amadou Sanogo, moved against President Amadou Toumani Touré. Much, to put it mildly, has happened since. Touré remains in exile and there is not much talk of a comeback. Sanogo’s current status is the subject cause of much speculation. Amongst those who have been trying to make sense of where Mali is going and where it has been is Andrew Lebovich. He came into the studios at West African Democracy Radio, to speak about whether last year’s coup had indeed “come out of the blue”…
Listen to his report here:
Andrew Lebovich is OSIWA’s Sahel consultant.
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