Mali: FG Condemns Coup D’etat
The Federal Government has condemned the coup d’etat that took place in Mali on Tuesday, demanding the “immediate ad unconstitutional restoration of constitutional order”.
The minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama stated this on Wednesday on his verified Twitter handle.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and PM Boubou Cissé are being held at a military camp near the capital Bamako.
Earlier, the mutinying soldiers took control of the Kati camp.
There has been anger among troops about pay and over a continuing conflict with jihadists – as well as widespread discontent with President Keïta.
Tuesday’s mutiny and arrests have sparked international condemnation.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional bloc that has been mediating talks between President Keïta and opposition groups, has called for the immediate release of all officials.
In a statement, it also said its 15 member states had agreed to close their borders with Mali, suspend all financial flows to the country, and eject Mali from all of Ecowas’ decision-making bodies.