Over 40,000 Watch Mali President’s Inauguration

More than 20 heads of state including French President Francois Hollande gathered in Bamako Thursday for the inauguration of Mali’s new president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

Keita addressed a stadium with more than 40,000 Malians in attendance, including representatives of the MNLA, the Tuareg separatist group whose rebellion touched off a coup in Bamako and the Islamist militant takeover of the north last year.

Keita pledged to be the president of all Malians, and also thanked the …