US Mali: After the force demonstration, the junta activates on the diplomatic front

07:55  15 january  2022
07:55  15 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

Nationalist Wave After Sanctions against Mali

 Nationalist Wave After Sanctions against Mali The sanctions against Bamako awaken the anti-French sentiment on social networks, while the international community supports the Cédao. © Provided by FranceInfo Cut financial aids, frozen assets, closed boundaries ... The decision of the Community of West African States (Cédéao) to sanction the junta in power in Mali continues to arouse many reactions . Difficult to find on social networks a trace of support for the decision of Cédéao to sanction Malian power.

Des Maliens agitent le drapeau national lors d'une manifestation massive en soutien à la junte au pouvoir et contre les sanctions de la Cédéao à Bamako, le 14 janvier 2022. © AFP - Florent VERGNES Malians agitate the national flag during a massive manifestation in support of the junta in power and against the sanctions of The Cédao in Bamako, on January 14, 2022.

Friday, the Malians answered massively to the appeal of the junta to demonstrate against the sanctions imposed on Mali by the Cédaea. The mobilization has been strong in Bamako and inside the country. Despite this demonstration of force, the dialogue is not broken. The Junta will continue to dialogue with subregional institutions and countries in the subregion for a return to constitutional order in Mali.

with our correspondent in Bamako, Serge Daniel

West African leaders to discuss Mali crisis in key summit

  West African leaders to discuss Mali crisis in key summit West African leaders will gather Sunday to discuss Mali's political crisis, with the military junta submitting a new timeframe for a transition back to civilian rule at the last minute after its first proposal was rejected. On Saturday, the junta submitted a new proposed timetable to the bloc's acting president, Malian state television reported -- without giving any details about its contents. - Potential sanctions -The 15-nation ECOWAS has led the push for Mali to uphold its commitment to stage elections early this year.

at the gathering of this Friday in Bamako, Colonel Abdoulaye Maïga, Malian Minister of the Territorial Administration and the spokesperson of the Government stated that his government remained despite the dialogue with the dialogue with the dialogue. Cédaao.

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according to our information, it goes in principle in 72h in Mauritania - neighboring non-member country of Cédao - with 5 other ministers by special flight. The purpose of this displacement is twofold. See How to bypass the embargo that strikes Mali, landlocked country, and consider using Mauritanian ports to import as exampled.

But the Malian crisis will also be at the center of the Mauritanian discussions and leaders could help find a solution. The same Malian official delegation will then go to the stride in Algeria for the same reasons .

according to good sources, Algiers and Nouakchott could strongly advise the envoys of Colonel Assimi Goïta, to establish a chronogram of acts for the rest of the transition, in order to organize the general elections this year. Not beyond ... The idea would be shared the two subregional institutions authors of the sanctions decreed against Mali.

To read and listen: Brahim Oumansour (researcher): "Malian leaders need Algerian mediation"

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