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Mali: ECOWAS Takes Drastic Decision On Mali After Arrest Of President Keita





The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has reacted to the arrest of Mali President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse.

According to the report monitored by Naija News on Daily Post, ECOWAS has suspended Mali’s membership following the Tuesday, August 18 incident which raised the eyebrows of African leaders and citizens.

Naija News had reported earlier that Malian President, Keita and his Prime Minister Cissé, were “arrested” late Tuesday afternoon in Bamako by mutiny Soldiers supporting the opposition.

Naija News understands that there has been a demonstration in Mali for over three months now, demanding Keita’s resignation, a protest that has resulted in a few numbers of casualties in the country.

However, ECOWAS in a statement released a few hours after the incident declared that all borders of its member states’ with the country be close down for the moment.

The statement reads in part: “Also all financial flows between its fifteen members and Mali will be suspended.

“Mali is also suspended from its decision-making bodies, It called on the ECOWAS Commission to impose sanctions on the putschists and their partners and collaborators.”

In another news earlier, a Political Scientist, Malam Abdul-Rahoof Bello, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to seek the spiritual help of African witches and wizards, to end the endemic challenges of insecurity and corruption in Nigeria.

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