Mali's Interim President Survives Assassination Attempt

Mali’s interim president Colonel Assimi Goita, who took power in June after leading a coup – the second in less than a year - is safe after what his office has called an assassination attempt.

Two men, one with a knife, attacked Goita Tuesday after prayers at the Great Mosque of Bamako for the Eid al-Adha festival, known as Tabaski, in West Africa.

The president’s office said the attack was an assassination attempt, and that Goita was “safe and sound” in the Kati military camp outside the capital, "where security has been reinforced.”

The men attacked Goita as an imam was directing worshippers outside the mosque for a ritual animal sacrifice, as part of the holiday.

“The attacker was immediately overpowered by security. Investigations are ongoing,” the presidency said.

Source: rfi

He came to power after toppling the government before. This is not surprising. Jesus said in Mathew that

those who draw the swords shall die by the swords.

The chaos in Mali is too much. The international bodies must say something. In this 21st century and there’s still military governments?

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