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Mali government resigns after massacre, insecurity

 Mali government resigns after massacre, insecurity

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and his whole government resigned on Thursday, four weeks after a massacre of some 160 Fulani herders by an ethnic vigilante group shocked the nation.

"The President accepts the resignation of the prime minister and that of the members of government," a statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's office said.

(Reporting by Maimouna Moro; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Updated Date: Apr 19, 2019 05:06:40 IST