The much-anticipated June 4th Summit by the Economic Community Of West African States ECOWAS ended in the Ghanaian capital – Accra with leaders agreeing to meet again on July 3rd.
In a communiqué issued by the regional body, certain declarations were made regarding the level of work by the three coup states, namely Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso.
Key among them is the confirmation for Nigerien president Mohammadou Issoufou as a mediator to Burkina Faso and Mohammed Ibn Chambas to Guinea.
However, a major expectation from the summit which was the lifting or suspension of the economic sanctions on Mali remains.
Ibrahima Kane, a governance expert based in Dakar – Senegal speaks on this and other issues,.
Mr. Kane began with the lessons learned from the June 4th ECOWAS summit.