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Mali expels ECOWAS representative from country

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By Reuters

<div> <p><span class="caps">BAMAKO</span> – Mali’s transitional government has given the Economic Community of West African States’ (<span class="caps">ECOWAS</span>) special representative 72 hours to leave the country following “actions incompatible with his status”, the foreign ministry said on Monday.</p> <p><span class="caps">ECOWAS</span>, West Africa’s main political and economic bloc, has been pressing Mali to respect its commitment to hold presidential and legislative elections next February following an August 2020 military coup.</p> <p/> </div>