The deposed Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, is not under house arrest and security around his residence is necessary to ensure security, Jeune Afrique reported August 27, citing a Malian military source.
вЂњThe Malian authorities are no longer in the custody of the deposed president, he was taken to his residence in Sebenikoro on Thursday morning. The residence is under surveillance to ensure his safety, this is not house arrest,вЂќ the report said.
It is specified that Keita was taken to his residence in Sebenicoro, a suburb of the capital Bamako, which is guarded by rebels.
The military coup d'etat in Mali took place against the backdrop of civil unrest on August 18: the mutineers captured President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Prime Minister Bouba Cisse, President of the National Assembly of Mali Musa Timbine and Minister of Economy and Finance Abdoulaye Daffe. Several high-ranking officials were also captured.
The opposition demanded the resignation of Keith, and the military called for political transformation in the country, leading to general elections.
Colonel Assimi Gotta was appointed head of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People created by the rebels.
Kate resigned on the night of August 19, saying he wanted to avoid bloodshed.
The Economic Community of West African Countries called for the outgoing president to resume power, and it felt that he had been forced to resign by force.