West African leaders oppose rebellions and call for a return to democracy, but do not impose new sanctions.
West African leaders have suspended Mali in their region in response to last week’s coup but have not stopped issuing new sanctions.
Leaders of 15 members of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) held an emergency meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra on Sunday to agree to a response to the Malian army. overthrowing the President and the Prime Minister again for nine months.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
Speaking after the meeting, Ghanaian Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway said Mali’s suspension “from ECOWAS came into effect until the end of October 2022”, when the country’s interim leaders “are expected to hand over to a democratically elected government”.
The last blockbuster deal also required the newly appointed Prime Minister to form a “cohesive” government.
However, it did not announce sanctions similar to those imposed after the August insurgency, in which members temporarily closed their borders with Mali and cut off economic activities.
It didn’t mean anything new Recent President Assimi Goita down. The army colonel, who led the August coup and the coup last week, was announced as President on Friday.
Instead, he said, the head of the transitional government, the vice-president and the prime minister should not be candidates for the presidency. “The date of 27th February 2022 which has already been announced for the Presidential election should be fully observed,” it confirmed.
He did not respond immediately to Goita, who attended the meeting.
The 38-year-old military leader was one of the colonists who overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita last year. He also demanded that the arrest of the interim President, Bah Ndaw, and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, be a few hours after the cabinet reshuffle.
Goita, Ndaw’s former deputy, justified his allegations, saying there were disagreements in the transitional government and that he had not been consulted, according to the new cabinet.
Ndaw and Ouane resigned Wednesday while still in jail and were later released to spend time in jail.
In its statement, ECOWAS has criticized the people, saying the move violates the mediation mechanisms that took place after the August Day. The Bloc demanded that the Malian authorities release the two immediately.
He said he was “deeply concerned about the crisis in Mali”, which he said “comes at the end of the transition period, given the security risks associated with chronic terrorism and the COVID-19 Plague and its economic crisis”.
Other organizations including the United Nations and the African Union have also opposed the seizure of power. The UN Security Council has said that Ndaw and Ouane’s resignation was forced, while the United States has already taken aid.
France and the European Union have so far threatened to seize it.
French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche published Sunday that Paris “could not be part of a country where there is no democracy or reform”.
And he warned that France would withdraw its troops outside Mali if the country continued to practice “strong Islam” under Goita.
France has about 5,100 troops in the region under Operation Barkhane, which operates five countries in the Sahel – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
Confirming the long-running instability in Mali, when ECOWAS leaders met in Ghana, the attackers killed four people and a policeman in southern Mali, an area that had previously been rescued from unrest in the country.
The unidentified men stormed a checkpoint near the town of Bougouni, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Mali-Ivory Coast-Guinea border, before dawn, a security official told AFP to remain anonymous.
The local parliament confirmed this.