The delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), led by former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, will meet Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who resigned last Tuesday due to a coup, in Bamako this Saturday evening. RFI.
ECOWAS condemned last Tuesday’s coup and demanded the release of senior officials detained by the mutinous military. In this regard, ECOWAS suspended the country from membership on Thursday, as the African Union did on Tuesday.
The coup plotters have promised to lead the country to elections “in a timely manner” and have met with senior officials from the various ministries to maintain the continuity of public services and ensure that they seek stability rather than power . from Mali.
Thousands of people demonstrated in support of the coup on Friday. Colonel Malick Diaw, now vice-president of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) created after the military coup, took part in the demonstration organized by the Agrupación de Fuerzas Patrióticas Movement (M5-RFP) on June 5, at Withdrawal to celebrate Keita’s power. This opposition alliance is behind the protests that have been called in recent months to call for Keita’s resignation.
The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Ismael Wague, now spokesman for the military junta, has insisted that what happened in the country on Tuesday was “not a coup d’état” and stressed that the “constitutional order has not been broken” in Mali.