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03 Oct 2019 | 10:05 AM UTC

Mali: Further protests in Bamako to denounce insecurity likely

Mali News Alert

Further protests in Bamako to denounce insecurity in the country likely in the coming days; heightened security presence and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Bamako

Event

Hundreds of people, including members of Malian soldiers' families, held a protest in Bamako on Wednesday, October 2, after 25 soldiers were killed and another 60 were declared missing. This occurred in an assault on a Malian armed forces (FAMa) base in Boulkessi (Mopti region) on Monday, September 30. Protesters demand that soldiers be adequately equipped to deal with the jihadist threat. Further such protests are likely to take place in the coming days and weeks.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are expected near any protest site.  

Advice

Individuals in Bamako are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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