UN calls for immediate release of Mali President Bah Ndaw

Sun Online Desk

25th May, 2021 12:49:55 PM printer

UN calls for immediate release of Mali President Bah Ndaw

The UN mission in Mali has demanded an immediate release of President Bah Ndaw and PM Moctar Ouane, after reports that they were detained by soldiers.

In a tweet (in French), the Minusma mission also called for calm in the impoverished West African nation.

This comes after reports that interim President Ndaw and Mr Ouane were driven by soldiers to the Kati military camp near the capital, Bamako.

This raised fears of a second coup within a year in the country.

Defence Minister Souleymane Doucouré has also reportedly been detained.

Late on Monday, Mr Ouane told AFP in a phone call that soldiers "came to get him". The news agency said the line was then cut.

(BBC)

 

 


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