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Django Sissoko named as Mali prime minister

Malian interim President Diouncounda Traore has appointed a new prime minister, less than 24 hours after the predecessor was forced to resign by the military.

Django Sissoko, an official in the presidency, has been named to succeed Cheick Modibo Diarra, who was under arrest when he issued his resignation.

The role of the military in the forced resignation of Mr Diarra has been condemned by the UN and many countries.

James Kelly reports.

  • 12 Dec 2012