Retired Colonel Bah Ndaw has been sworn in as Mali’s interim president in a ceremony in Bamako, capital of Mali. Meanwhile, Colonel Assimi Goita, the leader of the short lived military coup was sworn in as the Vice President in the transition government.
The 70-year-old former defense minister will help to lift economic sanctions
imposed on the West African country by its neighbours. After the August 18 military coup, which removed President Ibrahim Boubacar, the ECOWAS went into negotiations with the leaders of the military coup.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, the envoy for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said that he hoped that with the inauguration of Colonel Ndaw, ECOWAS sanctions will be lifted. The 15 member ECOWAS states are yet to make a decision on the matter.
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