ECOWAS meeting to be held Today

Leaders from members states of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) will visit the country today September 15, 2020 for a meeting in Accra,Ghana.

The meeting will be held at the Peduase Lodge.

The member states will be deliberating on the Political Situation in Mali.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will steer the affairs of the meeting.

ECOWAS is expected to come out with positive outcome to solve the political impasse in Mali.

Background

An opposition coalition known as the June 5 Movement (M5-RFP), led by prominent cleric Mahmoud Dicko, called for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in the wake of the country’s April parliamentary elections. The protests were spurred by a Constitutional Court decision to overturn some of the election results, which the opposition says unfairly helped members of Keita’s party remain in office.

Keita refused to step down, but he had been without a government since April, when his prime minister and the rest of his government resigned amid an intensification of the civil war that has been raging since 2012. Keita formed a new cabinet in late July in an attempt to get a handle on the crisis

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is on course to mediate.

Paa Kweku Eshun Talksafrica.com

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