Mali's Colonel Assimi Goita sworn in as transitional president



Colonel Assimi Goita attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana, September 15, 2020. /Reuters

Mali's Colonel Assimi Goita was sworn in as the African nation's transitional president on Monday, state television reported.

Political veteran Choguel Maiga was named transitional prime minister of the Sahel state hours after, according to a statement read out on the country's national broadcaster.

(With input from Reuters, AFP)