Mali Prime Minister, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga has resigned alongside his cabinet amidst tribal violence and protests taking place in the country.
The public was enraged after about 160 Fulani herders were massacred by members of a rival community.
Four weeks after a brutal attack on a village in central Mali, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and cabiney members offered their resignations to the country’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
“The President accepts the resignation of the prime minister and that of the members of government,” the president’s office said in a statement on Thursday.
Maiga’s successor “will be named very soon” following consultations between “all political forces,” it added.
Reasons for the Cabinet’s resignation was not specified. However, the resignation comes a day after lawmakers discussed a possible motion of no confidence in the government.
Maiga’s opponents criticized the government for failing to disarm Islamist militias and to put a stop to the violence in the Saharan nation.