Mali defence minister fired after jihadists temporarily seize town

Mali defence minister fired after jihadists temporarily seize town

Mali’s defence minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly was fired Saturday, officials told AFP, a day after jihadists briefly took control of a town in the country’s centre. A decree released by the government stated his post had been revoked after militants stepped up attacks in the country’s centre in recent months, targeting government and military installations. […]