ECOWAS fee President Jean-Claude Kassi Brou mentioned Wednesday the 15-nation West African bloc was “reassured” that Mali’s leaders intend to revive civilian rule within the Sahel state.
Brou travelled to Mali as a part of a delegation from the Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS), despatched after Colonel Assimi Goita deposed the nation’s civilian leaders on Could 24.
Goita — who had already led a coup final August — was sworn in as Mali’s transitional president on Tuesday.
In addition to appointing a civilian prime minister, the colonel promised to stage elections in February subsequent 12 months.
Could’s coup sparked diplomatic uproar, marking Mali’s second putsch in 9 months.
Final August, Goita led younger military officers in deposing elected president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita after weeks of protests over perceived corruption and a bloody jihadist insurgency.
After ECOWAS levied sanctions, the army junta handed energy to a civilian-led transitional authorities, which promised to revive civilian rule in February 2022.
However Goita deposed these leaders final month after the transitional prime minister carried out a delicate authorities reshuffle.
In response to the second coup, each the African Union and ECOWAS suspended Mali and urged that the beforehand agreed timeline to revive civilian rule be revered.
France additionally suspended joint army operations with Malian forces, and stopped giving army recommendation.
The previous colonial energy has 1000’s of troops stationed within the semi-arid Sahel to assist combat jihadist violence that erupted in Mali in 2012 and now threatens the area.