According to reports, Ndaw President PM Ouane was taken to a military base outside the capital Bamako.
Diplomatic and government sources told Reuters and Agence France-Presse that after the cabinet reorganization on Monday, the interim president and prime minister of Mali had been taken to a military base on the outskirts of the capital Bamako.
A senior military who asked not to be named confirmed that on Monday, President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and Defense Minister Souleymane Doucoure (Souleymane Doucoure) All were taken to the Kati military base.
Prime Minister Ouane told AFP over the phone that the soldiers of Colonel Asimi Gota, the interim vice president who was the leader of the coup last year, “come to bring me.”
The arrests were carried out after the sensitive reorganization of the turbulent West African government announced on Monday afternoon.
Controversially, army figures have held key roles in Mali’s interim government, which was installed after the August coup which toppled elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
On Monday, the new government of 25 ministers announced that it was a response to the growing criticism of the Army’s hegemony.
The military retained its strategic assets under the control of the previous government during the last reorganization.
But two coup leaders-former Defense Minister Sadio Camara and former Security Minister Colonel Modibo Koni were replaced.
The reorganization took place at a time of growing political disputes in Bamako, and the pressure was to keep promised reform deadlines.
After weeks of protests, the young military officer overthrew Keita on August 18, protesting the government’s corruption and his handling of the armed rebellion in the north of the country.
Threatened by international sanctions, the military government later handed power to the caretaker government, which promised to reform the constitution and hold elections within 18 months.
In this interim government, mutineers and soldiers with military connections also retain a strong role.
When the coup leader Goita was currently serving as interim vice president, interim president Bah Ndaw was a retired military officer.
The promise to complete the reform within 18 months has raised many questions about whether the military-ruled government has the will or ability to hold elections on such a timetable.