Choguel Maiga was temporarily replaced by Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga, government spokesman and minister of territorial administration.
Maiga was ordered by his doctor to rest in August after months of intense exertion
Paris-based Jeune Afrique magazine reported at the time that Maiga had suffered a stroke, citing sources close to him. But an adviser to Maiga, reached by Reuters, denied this..
The PM has been one of the government's most outspoken voices in repeated public rows with West African neighbors and international allies who criticised its military cooperation with Russian mercenaries and repeated election delays.
Mali is governed by a military junta that came to power in an August 2020 coup and has promised to organize elections in 2024.