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After Mali Coup, Mutineers Pledge Fresh Elections

JOHANNESBURG—Military officers who led a coup in Mali that pressured the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita discovered by themselves Wednesday, pledging to speedily manage fresh elections and tame the twin political and safety crises that have gripped this strategically essential West African country.

Dressed in beat fatigues and sitting down guiding a picket desk, five troopers appeared on condition television soon after dawn. A spokesman for the mutineers, calling by themselves the Nationwide Committee for the Salvation of the…