Guns, rumours and celebrations

Malian soldiers in civilian clothes are celebrated as they arrive at the Indipendence square in Bamako on August 18, 2020. – Mali’s Prime Minister Boubou Cisse called on August 18, 2020, for “fraternal dialogue” with soldiers who seized a key military garrison and have triggered fears of a coup attempt.
The prime minister also admitted that the soldiers may have “legitimate frustrations”.
Details of the events in Mali remain unclear. But according to witnesses and officials, soldiers seized an important army base in the town of Kati, near the capital Bamako, on the morning of August 18, 2020. (Photo by MALIK KONATE / AFP)
Opposition supporters react to the news of a possible mutiny of soldiers in the military base in Kati, outside the capital Bamako, at Independence Square in Bamako, Mali August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Rey Byhre
Malian soldiers are celebrated as they arrive at the Indipendence square in Bamako on August 18, 2020. – Mali’s Prime Minister Boubou Cisse called on August 18, 2020, for “fraternal dialogue” with soldiers who seized a key military garrison and have triggered fears of a coup attempt.
The prime minister also admitted that the soldiers may have “legitimate frustrations”.
Details of the events in Mali remain unclear. But according to witnesses and officials, soldiers seized an important army base in the town of Kati, near the capital Bamako, on the morning of August 18, 2020. (Photo by MALIK KONATE / AFP)
Opposition supporters react to the news of a possible mutiny of soldiers in the military base in Kati, outside the capital Bamako, at Independence Square in Bamako, Mali August 18, 2020. The sign reads: ‘Down with France and its governor.” REUTERS/Rey Byhre

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