Two weeks after a military coup toppled Malis president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, the conflict-riven West African nation is teetering on the precipice of change, with calls for a swift transitional rule and deep reforms to flush out corruption, nepotism and bad governance.
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Civilians are still reeling from the protests of July 10-11, which left dozens dead after soldiers opened fire on demonstrators assembled in the capital Bamako to rally against rising violence, extremism and crippling poverty.
"The biggest problem in Mali is impunity," said Mohamed Kassoum, a surgeon who participated in July's protests. "We must fight injustice.
"Our second problem is corruption. Our dream is to change the system, to give Malians an opportunity to live a better life, to be able to educate our children in school," he added.
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