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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc considers the appointment of Mali’s interim president and vice president to be a step towards normalising life in the country after the recent coup, an official said.
France is ready to back the civil transition of power in Mali on conditions set by the Western African ECOWAS regional bloc and takes note of the first appointments to the Malian transition government, the French Foreign Ministry said.
Mali’s military junta announced the leaders of a new transition government in the Sahel state on Monday, which will retain strong army links despite international pressure to appoint civilians after a coup.
The military junta that seized power in Mali last month said Wednesday that the country could face a “total embargo” from West African countries if it does not quickly appoint civilian leaders.
Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, faces a new charge of money laundering as part of investigations into the largest corruption scandal in Latin America.
Fresh crisis looms in Mali as popular opposition movement has rejected a charter for a transition government backed by the ruling army officers who ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
A forum in Mali debating how to restore civilian rule will on Friday discuss a proposal to appoint a two-year transitional government, heavily influenced by the military junta.
Experts appointed by Mali’s military junta on Friday proposed a two-year transitional government led by a president chosen by the army, according to a document seen by AFP.
Mali’s military junta will hold meetings on Saturday to discuss its promised transition to civilian rule after mounting pressure from neighbours to yield power in the weeks since it overthrew the nation’s leader.
The protest coalition that campaigned against former Mali president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has proposed that the military junta that ousted him organise a transition to civilian rule within 24 months, one of its leaders said Sunday.
France on Sunday called on Mali’s military junta to “quickly” organise a transition to civilian rule after this month’s coup, warning that the political crisis would benefit terrorists.
Mali’s military junta on Saturday postponed the first meeting on the transfer of power after rising tensions with the group that sparked the August 18 coup.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Malian military junta have reached an agreement on the transition programme.
Mali’s West African neighbours on Friday told the military junta which seized control 10 days ago that it must transfer power to a civilian-led transitional government immediately and hold elections within a year.
West African leaders seeking a return to democracy in Mali will on Friday demand that the military junta that ousted the president in a coup last week appoint a civilian head of government to oversee a transition lasting no more than a year.
The regional branch of West Africa’s BCEAO central bank has reopened in Mali for the first time since a military coup last week, Hamadoun Ba, the president of Mali’s banking lobby, told Reuters on Monday.
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In enforcing the 48-hour curfew imposed by the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, to stem the activities of hoodlums in the state, some soldiers on Saturday reportedly forced a medical doctor, Raphael Onyemekehia, to swim in a pool of muddy water along the Effurun-Warri Road in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
US Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, a spokesman said, the latest in a list of figures connected to Donald Trump’s administration to do so.
Premier League side Manchester United have reportedly joined the growing list of clubs aiming to sign Spanish international Adama Traore.
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The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Friday evening paraded no fewer than ten suspected looters and arsonists who under the guise of the EndSARS protests broke into some government and private establishments in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Thursday.
The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, has refuted claims that it removed the CCTV’s at Lekki tollgate few hours before the shooting of protesters on Tuesday.
Officials tell Reuters Indonesia turned down a US request to allow its P-8 Poseidon planes to land and refuel there.
The Ebonyi State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, yesterday, narrated how its officials foiled an attempt by hoodlums, who have hijacked the #EndSARS, attempted to break into the facility.