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U.S. weighs $137M in aid to Mali after coup

Mar. 22, 2012 - 02:41PM   |   Last Updated: Mar. 22, 2012 - 02:41PM  |  
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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing the future of military aid to Mali after soldiers in the African country ousted their president and declared a coup.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said no decision has been made. She said officials would meet Thursday to talk about the $137 million in annual U.S. counterterrorism and other assistance.

Army mutineers said they overthrew the government because of its mishandling of an ethnic insurgency in northern Mali.

Nuland wouldn't call it a coup. She expressed hope the "military action" could quickly be reversed so that Mali returns to democratic governance.

The U.S. has long cited Mali as an African example of a thriving democracy.

The White House also condemned the violence in Mali and voiced support for Mali's president, Amadou Toumani Toure.

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