The exclusion of the governor of Menaka State from his post after civil society demanded his departure

After weeks of demonstrations by civil society in Menaka and calling for the immediate departure of the state governor after he was unable to carry out his duties, the ruling military council in Bamako today removed Mohamed El Hanafi Mega from his position and replaced him with Colonel Major General Issa tembene.

The city of menaka has witnessed insecurity and instability since the beginning of March 2022 and successive attacks against civilians that have killed more than 1,500 civilians and displaced more than 17,000 others from their areas of origin, according to local and international experts.

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