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Mali’s interim leader Assimi Goïta assures public he’s well after stabbing attempt

21 Jul 2021   |   12:39 pm   |  
Mali's transitional president, Colonel Assimi Goïta, says he is "very well" hours after a man tried to stab him following Eid al-Adha prayers at the Grand Mosque in Bamako. The shocking attack follows months of political turmoil in Mali, which is also battling a jihadist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives and driven hundreds of thousands from their homes.


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