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ECOWAS fails to resolve Mali crisis



West African leaders have wrapped up a one-day summit in Mali without reaching an agreement to end the country’s political crisis.

Five leaders, including Nigerien President Mahamadou Issofou of ECOWAS and his counterparts in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal, have met with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and the opposition led by Imam Mahmoud Dicko from his position.

Reports say that before the arrival of the leaders in Bamako, there were violent protests near the country’s airport from those who wanted the president to step down.

Among those in attendance was former ECOWAS Special Envoy former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan whose committee proposed a coalition government with the president nominating 50 per cent of ministers, the opposition 30 per cent, and trade unions and whites. hat that will give 20 percent.

Mali has been embroiled in a political crisis since the overthrow of President Ahmadou Toumane Toure, a step that has led to a series of terrorist attacks and deadly clashes.

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