Mali: West African bloc asks for post coup election plans from interim government
23 December 2021 | 5:48 am
West African bloc ECOWAS said they hoped to have an election plan from Mali by the end of this year, after a meeting with the interim leaders. Mali's authorities had previously said elections could be delayed.
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