Conflict-hit Mali names new government

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, seen in Algiers on August 30, 2015, replaced key security and justice posts in the governmentMali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita named a new government on Thursday, with cabinet members replaced in the key security and justice posts in the conflict-hit west African nation. Prime Minister Modibo Keita’s second cabinet since his appointment in January, announced by presidential decree, has 31 members in addition to the premier, against 29 in the previous administration. Salif Traore, a former regional governor, takes over the security and civil protection portfolio from Sada Samake while Sanogo Aminata Malle, a magistrate, becomes justice minister, replacing Mamadou Diarra.

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