West Africa's G5 Sahel force calls for release of Mali president

A crowd of people cheer Malian army soldiers at the Independence Square after a mutiny, in Bamako, Mali August 18, 2020. Picture taken August 18, 2020.
A crowd of people cheer Malian army soldiers at the Independence Square after a mutiny, in Bamako, Mali August 18, 2020. Picture taken August 18, 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Moussa Kalapo

The West African regional G5 Sahel task-force on Wednesday demanded soldiers who staged a military coup in Mali release President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and other senior officials.

"The Presidents of the G5 Sahel wish to express their unwavering attachment to constitutional order and to the respect of democratically established institutions," the group said in a statement.  


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