Category: Assimi Goita

Suspect in Attack on Mali’s President Dies in Custody

BAMAKO, Mali—A man detained for attempting to stab Mali’s transitional president last week has died in a hospital while in custody, the government said. The attempted stabbing of Col. Assimi Goita was on July 20 at a public ceremony at the Great Mosque in the capital, Bamako, to celebrate the Muslim holiday of sacrifice, Eid […]

Mali’s President Says He Was Unharmed in Stabbing Attempt

BAMAKO, Mali—Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita said he was unharmed after a man tried to stab him Tuesday at the Grand Mosque in the capital amid celebrations for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Goita, a special forces colonel who staged two coups within nine months to become the transitional leader, spoke to the West […]