A 25-year-old Colonel Malick Diaw led the coup that overthrew Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his Government, Diaw is the Deputy Head of the Kati military division.
Allegedly joined the military when he was 8 years old.
He is the deputy head of the Kati camp. His fellow coup plotter is another commander, Gen Sadio Camara.
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and his Prime Minister Boubou Cisse have been arrested by the military.
Keiter has since stepdown.
“I would like at this precise moment, while thanking the Malian people for their support, warmth, and affection throughout these long years, to inform you of my decision to step down from all my functions, from this very moment onward,” Keita said.