West African leaders arrive in Mali to negotiate for coup reversal


Aug. 22 (UPI) — Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan arrived in Mali Saturday with a convoy of West African leaders to negotiate for reversal of a coup that ousted President Ibrahim Keita.

Jonathan, who is leading the Economic Community of West African States delegation, announced the delegation’s arrival in Mali’s capital Bamako in a tweet Saturday.

‘”We arrived in Bamako this afternoon to continue with (our) mediation and peace talks towards resolving Mali’s political crisis and restoring normalcy in this beautiful West African country,” Jonathan tweeted.

Keita, 75, resigned…



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