Mali releases ex-interim president and PM from house arrest | Politics News – www.aljazeera.com

Mali releases ex-interim president and PM from house arrest | Politics News

From www.aljazeera.com
2021-08-27 19:56:37

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Their detention by military officers in May marked Mali’s second coup since the overthrow of President Keita.

Former Malian interim President Bah Ndaw and his prime minister, Moctar Ouane, have been freed from house arrest by the authorities who deposed them in May, a committee monitoring the post-coup transition has said.

Their detention by military officers in May marked Mali’s second coup since the overthrow of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the previous August.

The political upheaval alarmed regional powers and allies such as France, which feared it could delay a promised return to civilian rule via democratic elections scheduled for February 2022.

In a statement on Friday, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said it “welcomes” the move by Mali to lift “all restrictive measures” on the former leaders.

A representative of the Malian authorities did not reply to a request for comment.

Both men were appointed as interim civilian leaders after a…

 

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