By Jennifer Ugwueke
The Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) has suspended Mali from the organisation pending the return of the country to democratic governance.
Ghana’s Foreign Minister Shirley Botchwey said this was one of the decisions reached at Sunday’s Extraordinary summit held in Accra, after coup leader Col. Assisi Goita assumed the presidency of the Mali transitional government established in the aftermath of a previous coup in August 2020.
Col. Goita was invited to the Accra ECOWAS summit.
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonatan, the ECOWAS chief Mediator on the Mali crisis, was in Bamako last week for talks with Goita and other Malian leaders.