Keita, Mali's first democratically elected president since 2012 coup, sworn into office

  • by: BABA AHMED , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 4, 2013 - 11:00 AM

BAMAKO, Mali — Mali's new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita took the oath of office Wednesday, promising to help unify the country after a rebellion, a coup and an Islamic insurgency plunged what was one of West Africa's most stable democracies into near ruin.

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