Prime Minister Maiga and government resign over Ogossagou massacre
The Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has accepted the resignations of the prime minister and the government on Thursday. He however did not give a reason for the departure of Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and his government.
The resignations come four weeks after a massacre of almost 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation and the whole world.
On March 23 2019, suspected hunters from the Dogon community killed 160 Fulani herders in Ogossagou, a village in central Mali.
Most of the victims were women and children whose bodies were found burnt beyond recognition.