Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has resigned hours after mutinying soldiers seized him from his home following months of mass protests against alleged corruption and worsening security in the West African country. Al Jazeera reports that the news of Keita’s departure was met with jubilation by anti-government demonstrators on Wednesday, while leaders of the military coup said they would enact a political transition and stage elections within a “reasonable time”. There was no immediate comment from Mali’s opposition leaders, but on Tuesday the M5-RFP coalition behind the mass protests signalled support for the mutineers’ action, with a spokesperson telling the Reuters news agency it was “not a military coup but a popular insurrection”.