The West Africa bloc ECOWAS has reacted to the expulsion of its envoy to Mali, describing it as extreme.
In a statement on Thursday, an unwavering ECOWAS said it would continue pushing for a transition to civilian rule in the Sahel state.
Mali’s military rulers said on Monday that ECOWAS representative Hamidou Boly was “persona non grata” and gave him 72 hours to leave the country.
Foreign minister Abdoulaye Diop told local television that Boly had engaged with groups that “undertake activities hostile to the transition”.
More details with Adolphus Mawolo.