West African country Mali’s Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga has been forced to rest. The move came to light on Saturday (August 13) after doctors ordered him to rest due to months of intense work.
- The news agency Reuters reported this information in a report on Sunday (August 14) citing Mali’s Prime Minister’s Office. However, the news about Maiga’s hospitalization has come out, but his advisor has not confirmed it.
- Mali Prime Minister Choguel Maiga has been ordered to rest by his doctor after months of intense work, his office said on Saturday, according to reports. However, there were reports in the media that Chogwel Maiga had been admitted to the hospital after suffering a stroke, but an adviser to the Prime Minister denied the report.
- Mali’s Prime Minister’s office said in a post on Facebook on Saturday, “After 14 consecutive months of working without a break, Prime Minister and Head of Government Choguel Kokalla Maiga has been forced to rest by his doctor.”
God willing, he will resume his activities next week
Citing close sources, Paris-based magazine Jeune Africa first reported that Malian Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga had suffered a stroke. But an adviser to Maiga denied the news to Reuters.
Mali’s junta rulers chose Maiga, a former opposition leader, as prime minister of the interim government they lead in June last year. Mali’s junta came to power in a military coup in 2020 and has promised to hold elections in 2024 to restore democracy.
Maiga has become the most outspoken voice within the country’s government in discussions with West African neighbors and international partners, Reuters said.
Maiga’s government has come under criticism from its neighbors and international partners mainly for its military ties with Russia and for repeatedly postponing elections.