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MALI TRANSITION PRESIDENT NDAW SWORN IN

Bah Ndaw,

Mali’s interim president, Bah Ndaw, has been sworn in

The ceremony which was held in the state capital Bamako on Friday took place in a theatre filled with officials dressed in military fatigues, senior judges, and foreign diplomats.

A committee appointed by the junta which seized power on August 18, toppling President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, selected Ndaw, a 70-year-old retired colonel, as interim president.

Ndaw is due to lead a transition government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

During the ceremony, Supreme Court Chief Prosecutor Boya Dembele said the challenges facing both men were enormous.