News of West Africa’s failure to reach agreement with Mali army


West African arbitrators have failed to convince the leaders of a military coup Mali Delegate power to a civil government immediately.

On Tuesday, leaders of the 15-member Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) met with the heads of a military government that overthrew President Ibrahim Baubaker Keita, on 18 August, in the latest effort to hasten the transition from military leadership. Thrown away.

The ECOWAS imposed economic sanctions after the coup and said that a new president should be appointed by Tuesday.

But those actions and many diplomatic interventions have had little effect on strengthening regional powers that face difficulty shaping events inside the turbulent country.

After the talks, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said, “We have not made any agreement with the military junta.”

He said an intermediary mission would return Mali Next week to try to resolve outstanding issues.

“We need a civilian leadership of the transition and we have also made it clear that the minute the input is in place … the sanctions will be lifted,” he said.

Regional leaders fear that the coup could set a dangerous precedent in West Africa and reduce fighting Mali And neighboring countries in the Sahel region against armed fighters with links to Al Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS).

On Saturday, military governors said through a charter that the interim president could be a soldier or civilian and had not yet indicated when the new government would be named.

West African leaders have not stated what the consequences would be for failing to meet the deadline. Sanctions include closing the border and suspending financial flows, although these were reduced so that they would not kill civilians.

The leaders said that they would be ready to allow a transitional government to stand for 18 months, this would be for a longer period of time than the original year that Akufo-Addo said.

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