Mali’s coup leader charged with “murders and assassinations”

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The ex-coup leader of the Republic of Mali has been charged with various murders and assassinations.

Armed troops went to Amadou Sanogo’s home to take him before a judge, after which he was remanded in custody.

Amadou Sanogo, the ex-coup leader
Amadou Sanogo, the ex-coup leader

He has twice ignored a summons issued in October by a judge to answer questions about events surrounding the March 2012 coup.

It plunged Mali into chaos, allowing Islamist militants to take over territory in the north.

The al-Qaeda-linked insurgents were ousted from the major towns in the north with the help of France and West African troops earlier this year.

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