Bamako — Army colonel Assimi Goita presented himself as head of the junta that ousted Mali's president, as its spokesperson sought to reassure citizens that daily life could resume as normal from Thursday.

Junta members met government ministry officials late on Wednesday to map out a return to stability, a day after detaining President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in a coup that has rocked a country already in the grip of a jihadist insurgency and civil unrest...

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