Following protests, the prime minister of Mali and his government have resigned following a massacre in Ogossagou that killed 157 people. Below is a statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita accepting the resignation.
"Per a letter dating 18 April 2019, the Prime Minister, Mr Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga, has presented to the president of the republic his admission and that of the members of government, in confirmation with article 38 of the constitution. The Prime Minister, in his letter, expressed his gratitude to the president, as well as those of the entire government, for his confidence and for allowing him to serve our country and our fellow citizens, at such a high level, at a crucial moment in our history. The president accepts the resignation of the prime minister and the government and thanks to them for their service and loyalty."
A new prime minister remains to be announced.
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