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.
West African leaders gave a junta a one week ultimatum to appoint a civilian to leader for Mali, a spokesman for the military group leading the country said Wednesday.
Mali's neighbours are anxious to avoid the fragile Sahel state spiralling into chaos.
Violent protests have rocked Ivory Coast since Ouattara, in power since 2010, announced his candidacy. Over a dozen people have died in clashes between protesters and police since August.
Children enrolled in Almajiri seminaries barely see their parents, but the pandemic has changed that, triggering a debate in Nigeria.
The opposition group says the key ideas discussed during the talks has been left out of the final document while others have been added in.
The charter ratified by participants in the talks says the interim president can be a civilian or a soldier.
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's condition was not immediately known, and it was unclear whether he would be evacuated abroad for medical treatment given the circumstances.
Kannywood's fledgeling online streaming platform subscriber base of 40,000 has nearly doubled, while revenue has tripled, CEO and co-founder Jamil Abdussalam says.
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