June 4, 2022

The political situation in Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea has pushed the Authority of Heads of States and Government of the Economic Community of West African States to hold an emergency meeting in Accra Saturday, June 4, 2022.

The 6th Extraordinary Session is expected to review the decision taken on the political situation in the above countries

It is also to look at efforts made so far by the political leadership in those countries.

For the first time, the meeting is being held at Ghana’s Presidency, Jubilee House.

At the last meeting of the Authority in March, concerns were raised about the continuous detention of deposed Burkina Faso leader Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.

It also upheld the suspension of Burkina Faso from all ECOWAS institutions until constitutional order is restored.

On Guinea, the Authority expressed “serious” concern over the lack of visibility on the transition.

It noted that the six-month deadline set by ECOWAS for the conduct of elections has not been respected.

On the social and political situation in Mali, the Authority notes that the security and humanitarian situation in the country continues to deteriorate with attacks by terrorist groups resulting in military and civilian casualties.

The Authority, therefore, recommended an urgent need to reach an agreement in order to avoid further deterioration of the situation in the country.