In an update to yesterday’s story, Colonel Amadou Keita, reputed to be close to Mali’s ruling junta, has been arrested following what authorities described as an attempted coup. Keita is not well-known publicly, but is reputed to have been among army officers who seized power in August 2020, later strengthening their grip in a second coup in May the following year. He is also one of the 120 members of the National Transition Council – a legislature appointed by the junta to pass laws pending a declared return to civilian rule. For more on this story visit the News Blog page on the Future Media website.