Suspended in response to the military coup die African Union Mali and threatened sanctions, should die civilian-led government not on die Return power.
The army arrested Interim President Bah Ndao and Prime Minister Mukhtar Awan last week and put pressure on them to prevent political transition through democratic elections after another military coup overthrew a previous government last August.
Colonel Asimi Gueta, the former vice president who last week the coup and die Led the rebellion in August, was declared president on Friday.
Threats of penalties
For its part, the AU Peace and Security Council said, die AU called for a “swift, transparent and unhindered return to a civilian-led transition … If this does not happen, the Council will not hesitate to impose targeted sanctions”.
Mali’s neighbors and international powers fear that die recent rebellion die Obligation to hold presidential elections in February could jeopardize
and undermine the fight against an extremist group, some of which in reside in the deserts of northern Mali.
ECOWAS suspends membership
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has on Sunday die Mali’s membership suspended.
The African Union suspended Mali’s membership after last August’s coup, but returned it a few weeks later after it die Administration of Mali. had announced
A new civil led transition.
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