Mali soldiers take control of government, suspend constitution Rebecca DiLeonardo at 12:46 PM ET
[JURIST] The president of Mali was removed from office on Wednesday after Malian soldiers took control of the government and suspended the constitution. After removing President Amadou Toumani Toure [Al Jazeera profile], the soldiers announced the suspension of the constitution and a national curfew. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon [official profile] said [statement] that he was "following [the events in Mali] with deep concern." In a statement [text] from the the White House, the US called for the "immediate restoration" of the Malian constitution.
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