Mali swears in new Constitutional Court judges
Mali’s embattled Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has attended a swearing-in ceremony for new
Constitutional Court judges,
appointed last week in an attempt to end a deepening political crisis in the country.
Mali swears new judges, The 75-year-old president, wearing a protective face mask and visor, had the nine new judges
- six men and three women – pledge to conduct themselves as “worthy and loyal” judges.
Diplomats and prominent members of the country’s civilian society were also present at the event in the capital,
The appointment of the judges was aimed at helping to resolve a weeks-long
political impasse between Keita and an opposition protest movement which is determined to secure
the president’s resignation.