West African leaders attended a summit Sunday as their regional bloc pursues its efforts to resolve the political impasse in the coup-hit nations of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea. A summit last month of the Economic Community of West African States put off imposing further economic and financial sanctions on the three nations. They were suspended from the bloc following military coups and are under international pressure to hold democratic elections. It remains to be seen if participants at Sunday’s summit in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, will accept the proposal. The political upheaval came as many observers started to think that military power grabs were a thing of the past in West Africa.
Source: Ethiopian News July 03, 2022 18:50 UTC