Jonathan Leads ECOWAS Delegation To Negotiate Release Of Ousted Mali President

Goodluck Jonathan
Goodluck Jonathan

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan is set to lead 14 other West African leaders to coup-ravaged Mali to hold talks with the opposition leaders who ousted President Ibrahim Keita and took him into custody.

The delegation was set up by the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) following the political crisis rocking Mali and Keita’s resignation.

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Jonathan is due to arrive Bamako, the capital city, on Saturday alongside 14 other leaders in the region to meet with the junta leaders.

The embattled leader, Keita, was overthrown on Tuesday by rebel troops, who arrested him, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse and other senior officials, and locked them up.