Mali Military Leaders May Succumb To Pressure
As many hard sanctions coming the way of Mali, due to the military junta that took over the democratically elected gvernment of Mali on 18 of August 2020, seems to be a likelihood that the Military leaders might hand over power to an interim civilian leaders to calm down the already tensed situation in the West African country and so much pressure coming from ECOWAS body and the international community for them to hand over power to democratic government.
Mali’s military government chief has demanded an end to potentially crippling economic sanctions imposed after last month’s coup in the country.
On Monday, Mali’s former defence minister, Bah Ndaw, was named as president of the country’s new transition government.
Colonel Assimi Goita, leader of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) which overthrew Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, was appointed vice president.
About 15 countries have imposed sanctions on Mali after the military operations led to the20 removal of President Keita, she including shutting down of its borders and trade restrictions.