The prime minister of Mali, Choguel Maïga, has been ordered by his physician to relaxation after months of intense exertion, his workplace stated on Saturday, whereas an adviser denied media studies that he had been hospitalised after having a stroke.
“After 14 months of working with no break, the prime minister, head of presidency, Choguel Kokalla Maïga was positioned on compelled relaxation by his physician,” his workplace stated on its Fb web page. “He’ll resume his actions subsequent week, God keen.”
Paris-based Jeune Afrique journal first reported that Maïga had had a stroke, citing sources near him. An adviser to Maïga, reached by Reuters, denied this.
Mali’s ruling junta named Maïga, a former opposition chief, as prime minister of the transitional authorities it leads in June final yr. The junta got here to energy in an August 2020 coup and has promised to organise democratic elections in 2024.
Maïga has been one of many authorities’s most outspoken voices in repeated public rows with west African neighbours and worldwide companions, who’ve criticised its navy cooperation with Russian mercenaries and repeated delays to elections.
Earlier on Saturday, the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali introduced that it will resume troop rotations on Monday, one month after Malian authorities suspended them and accused overseas troopers of getting into the nation with out permission.