The European Business Council for Africa

A high level delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) is expected in Mali’s capital, Bamako, on Friday, as part of efforts by the bloc to stop a military takeover there.

The country’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned on August 19 after being detained by military officers. The move, coming after months of protests against his rule, has been met with outrage and near universal condemnation, including being suspended by Ecowas.

Keita’s removal is just the latest in a series of crises to befall the country.

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