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Military boisterous as Mali marks 62nd independence anniversary

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The West African nation of Mali celebrated its 62nd anniversary of independence on Thursday.

The nation’s chief Colonel Assimi Goita, in cost since taking energy in a coup two years in the past, reviewed troops at a navy parade to mark the event within the capital, Bamako.

He was joined on the parade by the pinnacle of Guinea’s navy junta, Col Mamady Doumbouya.

Mali has confronted worldwide isolation because the navy seized energy.

Colonel Goita has to date failed to fulfill a global deadline for organizing new democratic elections and the detention of 46 Ivory Coast troopers has precipitated tensions to spike with Mali’s southern neighbour.

In June, Malian authorities stated they’d not authorize the U.N. mission to research human rights violations in Mali, together with the deaths of greater than 300 civilians earlier this yr.

Human rights teams have accused the Malian military of finishing up the killings.

France, the one-time colonial energy that had fought Islamic extremism for 9 years in Mali, accomplished its troop withdrawal from the nation final month.