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State TV announced members of Mali’s new Cabinet

April 12, 2014

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — State television has announced the members of Mali’s new Cabinet, following the government’s resignation earlier this month.

Moussa Mara, a former urban policy minister, is the new prime minister who was appointed to replace Oumar Tatam Ly who resigned, citing dysfunction in the administration.

Late Friday state broadcaster ORTM announced Mara’s Cabinet. Many ministers remained in place, including for important posts like defense and internal security.

Mara has vowed to shake up the government and fight corruption in the West African country, which is trying to restore stability after a 2012 coup.

Following the coup, rebel groups, including al-Qaida-linked jihadists, seized Mali’s north, prompting a French-led military intervention. Elections late last year brought to power President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and a new parliament.

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