Earlier this week, the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) suspended Mali’s membership following a recent coup in the West African country.
Former Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been set free by the military that seized power from him earlier this month, the outlet Jeune Afrique reported on Thursday.
According to the media outlet, citing his family, Keita was brought back to his residence in Sebenikoro early on Thursday.
During his detention, Keita has been displaced several times. He expressed a wish to temporarily leave Mali for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the media outlet added.