France and 14 other countries ask Mali to let Danish special forces remain in the West African country, but its government repeats its demand on "immediate withdrawal."
The former president was found dead in his home, after reports of being in declining health since his forced resignation in August 2020.
Interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane were arrested and taken to a military base outside the capital before they resigned in detention, triggering a crisis in the West African country.
National Committee for the Salvation of the People is dissolved, says a government decree, a decision that comes after more than five months of president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's removal in a coup.
The public prosecutor's office in the capital Bamako has said in a statement that six people were under investigation for "plotting against the government, criminal association, insulting the head of state and complicity."
Colonel Malick Diaw of the military junta that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August was elected with 111 votes.
The appointment of a civilian prime minister was a major condition imposed by the West African regional economic bloc on Mali to lift sanctions that were imposed after an August 18 coup.
Junta leader Colonel Assimi Goita, announcing the appointment of former defence minister as interim leader, says he himself would serve as vice president of the transition government.
Mali's junta has launched a three-day national consultation to discuss its promised transition to civilian rule a month after it overthrew the nation's leader, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu calls for democratic elections "as soon as possible" in the West African country during his meeting with army leaders and UN officials in Bamako.
Deposed president Keita was hospitalised in the capital Bamako, six days after he was released from detention by the ruling junta, which seized power on August 18.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was released from detention, 10 days after mutinying soldiers unseated him from power. Meanwhile, sources say his son has fled to a "neighbouring country."
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