Mali Crises: Buhari gets briefs from Jonathan, as ECOWAS tackle grey areas

Indications emerged on Monday that Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at the behest of their Chairman, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, may confer again to discuss outstanding grey areas in the Mali political situation. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the indication after receiving briefing at State House,…

Mali coup: Bah Ndaw sworn in as civilian leader

Mali’s new president has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked by the coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections, which are expected in 18 months. Col Goita will be his vice-president. The appointment of a…

ECOWAS to reject forceful change of Govt in Mali

The Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have agreed to reject the forceful change of government in Mali. Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo said this on Tuesday, September 15, while speaking after representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the extraordinary summit of the ECOWAS on the situation in Mali. Daily…

Mali negotiators back charter that could see soldier as interim president

Mali’s ruling junta pushed through a political charter on Saturday that could lead to the appointment of a military officer as interim president. But the coalition that led anti-government protests before last month’s coup raised objections against a military interim president. The charter, ratified by participants in the talks, says the interim president can be…