Mali crisis: Again, Buhari, ECOWAS leaders meet


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Barely 24-hours after the ousted President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was freed from detention by the country’s reigning junta, West African leaders on Friday convened another extraordinary meeting aimed at finding a lasting solution to the crisis in the West African nation.

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari joined the virtual meeting from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Chairman, Economic Community of West African States and President of Niger Republic, Mahmadou Issoufu, is presiding over the summit.

This is the second virtual summit to be held on Mali crisis since the military deposed the elected President, Ibrahim Keita, who later announced his resignation.

The junta had earlier this week told ECOWAS envoy to Mali, former President Goodluck Jonathan and other representatives of the regional bloc that it wanted a three-year rule before handing over power to a democratically elected government.


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