Mali’s premier hospitalised after illness | The Guardian Nigeria News


The prime minister serving in Mali’s military junta has been hospitalised after suffering an unspecified illness, one of his advisers and a doctor at the clinic treating him told AFP Saturday.

“The Prime Minister Choguel Maiga has indeed been admitted to a private clinic in Bamako,” one of his advisors, who asked to remain anonymous, told AFP. “I can tell you that at this stage, he’s okay,” he added.

A doctor at the clinic confirmed that the prime minister had been admitted for “a serious illness”, adding: “I can tell you that he’s recovering quite well.”

Choguel Kokkola Maiga served in several ministerial positions and was three times a candidate for the presidency before junta leader Colonel Assisi Gita appointed him prime minister in June 2021.

Since then he has repeatedly condemned France for its “abandonment” of Mali in its conflict against jihadist forces in the country.

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Source: Guardian Newspaper