April 8 - Mali's interim president arrives in the capital. Julie Noce reports.
The president of Mali's interim government arrived in the capital city Bamako Saturday. The National Assembly president will act as Mali's leader until elections can take place. Under increasing pressure, the leader of the military coup that over threw the former regime agreed to hand over power to civilians under a deal in which neighbouring nations agreed to lift sanctions. The deal also calls for elections as soon as allowed by the widespread lack of security in the north. Julie Noce, Reuters