In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, September, 2020

Mali Interim President, Bah Ndaw Makes First Look, Meets Goodluck Jonathan

Mali Interim President, Bah Ndaw Makes First Appearance, Meets Goodluck Jonathan


Bah Ndaw

Mali’s interim president, Bah Ndaw, made his first public look on Thursday, September 24, assembly a regional mediator, In line with AFP.

70-year-old Ndaw met former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, in Bamako on a mission for the 15-nation bloc ECOWAS, on the eve of his swearing-in.

Ndaw’s appointment was introduced on Monday, September 21, by Colonel Assimi Goita, who heads a junta of younger army officers who seized energy on August 18, ousting elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

Goita himself will function vice chairman, below the announcement.

The interim president will rule for a most of 18 months earlier than staging nationwide elections.

ECOWAS – the Financial Neighborhood of West African States  slapped sanctions on Mali on August 20 to push for the swift restoration of the civilian authorities, together with the appointment of civilians as interim president and prime minister.

The bloc could announce on Friday whether or not the plan meets standards for alleviating sanctions, Jonathan mentioned on Thursday.

Jonathan and his delegation met on Thursday with Goita and different officers in army uniform, in addition to with Ndaw, AFP reporters noticed.

Mali’s neighbours have taken a tough line with the junta, fearful that the delicate nation of some 19 million folks may spiral into chaos.

Swathes of the huge nation already lie outdoors of presidency management, resulting from a deadly jihadist insurgency that first emerged in 2012 and has additionally infected ethnic tensions.

Present restrictions embrace border closures and a ban on business commerce and monetary flows however not on primary requirements, medicine, gear to struggle coronavirus, gasoline or electrical energy.

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