Mali’s new president, Bah Ndaw will be sworn into office today, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
Mr Ndaw, a former defence minister, was picked by the coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held.
Colonel Goita will be his vice-president.
The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.
The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the West African regional group, Ecowas, to lift the sanctions it imposed on Mali after the coup.