The Ghanaian president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who holds the rotating presidency of ECOWAS, consulted heads of state to urgently organize a summit on developments in Mali and Guinea.

According to the information gathered by AfrikPage, the summit of the sub-regional organization is scheduled for November 7 to rule on the progress of the transition in Guinea, where a delegation visited on Friday.

Moreover, the transition in Mali will also be the subject of discussions, as tension has escalated in recent days between ECOWAS and the ruling junta.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, visiting Bamako on October 17, delivered a message of firmness regarding the authorities’ respect for the electoral calendar.

Nana Akufo-Addo and Assimi Goïta, the transitional leader in Mali

Although the presidential and legislative elections are scheduled from February 27, officials of the junta in power reiterate wanting to organize national meetings before setting the date of the elections.

The tension has escalated this week with the expulsion on Monday of the representative of the West African bloc in Bamako by the Malian government.

Source: AfrikPage