To a summit dedicated exclusively to Mali by West African leaders in Agra
West African leaders have met in Ghana on Sunday to determine the thorny question of their response to the Malian military’s double conspiracy, and now the Malian leader, Colonel Azimi Costa, has been summoned to Agra.
Heads of state and government of the West African Communities (ECOWAS) meet in the Ghanaian capital from 2:00 pm (local and GMT) for an extraordinary summit dedicated exclusively to Mali.
Ekovas invited Colonel Costa to come to Agra on Saturday for “consultations,” citing a letter from the organization consulted by the AFP. According to Mali’s presidency, Ghana got off to a good start on Saturday and will attend the summit on Sunday.
In an interview with the Journal to the Diamond, French President Emmanuel Macron warned that Paris was “no longer a country with democratic legitimacy or change.”
The Malian Constitutional Court announced Friday that the country’s interim president, Colonel Costa, had completed a conspiracy launched Monday against himself and those in the country’s leadership, but was embroiled in turmoil, but said it was important for Sahel’s stability in the face of jihadi spread.
The Constitutional Court thus formalized a false record that Mali’s partners sought to oppose after the August 2020 coup.
Azmi Costa and a group of colonels later ousted President Ibrahim Bakr Gesta after months of popular opposition. The ruling party had to accept the appointment of a civilian president and prime minister under international pressure. He promised to hold elections and hand over power to the people after 18 months of change.
However, the military junta emerged as Azimi Costa’s necessary vice president, invested with essential security responsibilities. The colonels had assigned their posts to important posts.
On Monday, a former Special Forces battalion commander arrested the president and prime minister. The initial version of a dictatorial accusation was officially resigned.
Beginning with the holding of elections in early 2022, the commitment to a civil transition is being trampled underfoot, raising doubts over others. In recent days the jury has said it wants to respect the timetable, but he is ‘subject to coincidences’.
The Constitutional Court writes that Colonel Costa will lead the change until the last.
– France threatens to withdraw –
President Macron has “sent a message” to the leaders of West Africa to the Journal of Dimanche, saying, “He will no longer be on the side of a country without democratic legitimacy or change.” Paris denounced Mali on Tuesday as an “unacceptable conspiracy”.
“I told Malian President Ba N Dao, who was very strict about the mark between power and jihadists: + Extreme Islamism in Mali with our soldiers? Never in life! + Today this test is in Mali. But if it goes in this direction, I will back down,” Mr Macron warned. .
Colonel Costa “will bring to an end the process of changing the functions, attributes and characteristics of the president of change,” and the Constitutional Court says he will carry the title of “Head of Change, Head of State.”
On Friday, in an open attempt to mobilize domestic support, Colonel Costa said he would like to jointly appoint a prime minister “in the coming days” who had been protesting for months against former President Gestapo in 2020, but was careful to step aside for change once the colonel was ousted by the head of state. .
Even with such a prime minister, Azmi Costa’s appointment challenges Mali’s neighbors and allies to respond.
Igbo has been a member of the UN in the African Union, Mali (Minusma), France, the United States and other countries. The task force issued a statement rejecting “any act imposed by coercion, including forced resignations.”
An EGO mission sent to Mali this week raised sanctions. France and the United States, which are militarily involved in the Sahel, have branded the threat.
– Stability or tenderness –
“Political change will be guided by a citizen” and “the vice president of change (…) will not change the president of change in any way”, West African leaders announced during the September 15 governing council meeting after the regime change since 2020.
ECOWAS suspended Mali from all its decision-making bodies, closed the borders of its member countries and suspended financial and business transactions with Mali except for basic needs.
It lifted sanctions that were badly perceived by the affected people in the bloodless country, and the ruling party seemed to be yielding to its demands.