Again, ECOWAS Presidents hold emergency meeting over military junta in Mali
By Our reporter
Aug. 28, 2020- Again, Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are holding an emergency virtual extraordinary summit over the ongoing political crisis in Mali.
The ongoing summit of the ECOWAS leaders seeks to review the socio-political situation in Mali, following the insistence of the Malian military junta to stay in power for three years before returning the country to constitutional order.
The summit, chaired by current ECOWAS Chairman and President of Niger Republic, Mahmadou Issoufu, is also expected to consider the report of ECOWAS Envoy to Mali, former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, who recently returned from Mali, where he interacted with leadership of the military junta.
The ECOWAS leaders had earlier met, via video conferencing on Aug. 20, to deliberate on same matter where they called for immediate release of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, and a return to Constitutional order in the country.
Following interventions of ECOWAS Leaders Yesterday (Aug. 27) Keita, was released released by the military junta