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Mali: ECOWAS to hold emergency meeting

The Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) will on Thursday hold an Extraordinary Summit on the socio-political situation in Mali.

The Directorate of Communications of the ECOWAS Commission made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

The summit would be held virtually through video conference.

The summit became necessary following the military coup d’etat that took place in the Republic of Mali on Tuesday.

Newsmen recall that President Ibrahim Keita and his government resigned after soldiers arrested him.

The soldiers have set up a body to work out modalities for elections.

ECOWAS has strongly condemned the undemocratic change of government, adding that it is against its protocol on Democracy and Good Governance.

The Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government has been mediating in the sociology-political crises and has sent several mediation and peace missions to Mali.

Meanwhile, ECOWAS has also closed borders of its member states’ with Mali and suspended the country.


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