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“No foreign troop will come to Mali by proxy” – Military government warns foreign troops

Mali’s military government has issued a strong warning against foreign troops who used to occupy Mali by proxy. The military government says they’re clamping down on foreign nations who are in the normal imperialist habit of deploying their military troops without local government supervision.

Interim Prime Minister told reporters: “we told the Danes ‘If you want to come to Mali then it’s an agreement between the Danes and the Malians’. We will no longer accept that people come to our country. Above all when they say they will put in place a standby force. Why are they coming? Are they not coming to prepare something against our country? So, we will not accept this. That’s why we have asked the Danes to go home.”

He added that, “nobody will come here by proxy anymore. That used to happen. But now it’s finished. It won’t happen anymore under the authority of Assimi Goita. If someone has to come to Mali then we will come to an agreement. We will agree on what you will come here to do.”

After telling the French military troops to leave the shores of Mali, on Monday, the Military government led by Interim President, Colonel Assimi Goita ordered the Dannish government to withdraw its troops with immediate effect. Over 90 Dannish military soldiers were deployed to Mali, which the Malian Military government said the “deployment occurred without its consent.”

Last year December, after nearly nine years of a facade military intervention, the French government withdrew its troops from Mali.

Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: WhatsApp: +23276211583


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