ECOWAS fears election delay in Mali

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The West African bloc ECOWAS says it fears potential delays in elections in Mali aimed at restoring civilian rule following a coup last year.

 In a statement, the group said it remained worried by the lack of concrete action to prepare for the vote, which has been promised for February 2022 by strongman Colonel Assimi Goita.

The announcement came at the end of a three-day mission to Mali led by former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan.

The fifteen-nation Economic Community of West African States has repeatedly voiced fears about the situation in Mali, one of the region’s poorest and most volatile states.

 

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