African Union suspends Mali after military coup and threatens sanctions

African Union suspends Mali after military coup and threatens sanctions
# 03 June 2021 06:04 (UTC +04:00)

The African Union has suspended Mali’s membership in response to last week’s military coup and threatened sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored, it said in a statement on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Reuters.

The military arrested interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane last week and pressured them to resign, derailing a transition to democratic elections after another military coup last August ousted the previous administration.

Former vice president Assimi Goita, a colonel who led the August coup and last week’s revolt, was declared president on Friday.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED