April 8, 2017 / 8:29 PM / 2 years ago

Mali's President Keita names defence minister as new PM - state TV

BAMAKO, April 8 (Reuters) - Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has replaced the West African nation’s prime minister, according to a decree read on state-owned television late on Saturday.

Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga - previously Mali’s defence minister - has replaced Modibo Keita, who served as prime minister since 2015. (Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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