World condemns army coup in Mali
Troops in Mali said they have overthrown the government of President Amadou Toumani Toure. The rebels have suspendered the constitution and closed all borders. The president is reported to be in an army barracks in the capital Bamako, protected by loyal troops. The renegade troops have called on soldiers who took part in the coup to stop shooting in the air in order to restore calm in the Malian capital. Appearing for the second time on state television, they announced that all borders are closed and asked for civil servants to resume activities next week. Meanwhile France, Malian former political power has called for fresh election in the country, while the World Bank and African Development Bank said they were suspending all aid until the crisis is resolved.
Mali coup: World condemns mutineers
UN Security Council Condemns Mali Coup