Rebel troops on Malian state TV
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Mali soldiers say they have seized power

Troops in Mali say they have overthrown the government of President Amadou Toumani Toure.

The rebels have suspended the constitution and closed all borders. The president is reported to be in an army barracks in the capital, Bamako, protected by loyal troops.

The coup leaders have arrested a number of ministers and generals.

Peter Okwoche reports

  • 22 Mar 2012
  • From the section Africa
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