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Mali Preisdent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Image Credit: AFP

Addis Ababa: The African Union (AU) on Wednesday suspended Mali after its leaders were detained by mutineering soldiers and the president forced out.

The AU's 15-member security council "suspends Mali from the African Union until restoration of constitutional order and demands release of President Boubacar Keita, the Prime Minister and other government officials forcibly detained by the army," the AU Peace and Security Council said on Twitter.