Wednesday, June 23, 2021

African Union suspend Mali from bloc due to coup

African Union (AU) has on Tuesday suspend Mali’s membership from the organization’s bloc due to last month’s cup.

The decision was reached by the Union’s Peace and Security Council due to gross breach in the constitution and the membership will be renewed if things are back to normal.

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“To immediately suspend the Republic of Mali from participating in all activities of the African Union, its organs and institutions, until normal constitutional order is restored in the country,” Said AU Peace and Security Committee.

The committee further called on the country’s army to immediately return to their barracks in order to restore normalcy. “the Malian army to return urgently and unconditionally to the barracks and to refrain from any further interference in the political processes in Mali.” Said AU.

African Union has also promised to issue a number of sanctions until when things are back to normal and democracy is restored.

At the moment, the army has been issued an 18-month transition period before a fresh election is conducted in February 2022.

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