African Union chair Cyril Ramaphosa condemns Mali coup, demands release of President Keita and return to civilian rule

Although we are headquartered in Washington D.C. USA, our reporters and editors are working around the globe to cover what you care about. We invite you to donate to our fundraiser to help us keep our quality news free and available to all.  

The chairperson of the African Union who doubles as President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, has condemned the military coup in Mali and called for the immediate release of President Boubacar Keita, as well as a return to civilian rule.

“Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa has learnt with concern of developments in the Republic of Mali, which have led to the forced resignation of the President of Mali, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita,” the presidency in South Africa said in a statement received by TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C.

“President Ramaphosa, as Chair of the African Union, condemns the unconstitutional change of government in Mali. 

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

“President Ramaphosa demands that the Malian military release from detention the President, the Prime Minister, Ministers and other Government executives.

“President Ramaphosa calls for an immediate return to civilian rule and for the military to return to their barracks. 

“President Ramaphosa urged the people of Mali, political parties and civil society, to observe the rule of law and engage in peaceful dialogue in order to resolve their challenges.

“President Ramaphosa further urged African leaders and the entire international community to denounce and reject the military-led unconstitutional change of government and to assist the people of Mali to return to civilian and democratic rule,” the presidency added.

[/read_more]

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

UN Secretary-General urges everyone to ‘#PledgetoPause before sharing online’ to fight misinformation

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will launch a groundbreaking global online action on Wednesday October 21, calling on people around the...

South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Botswana drive new COVID-19 cases and deaths in Africa

Over 40 million cases of COVID-19 and 1.1 million deaths have been reported globally as of October 18, with over 2.4...

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

Nigerian senate urges silent President to address nation amid widespread protests

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately address the nation amid growing protests across Africa's most...

U.S. Justice Department sues Google for holding an illegal monopoly over search

The United States Department of Justice on Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet INC.'s Google for abusing its monopoly in...

MOST POPULAR

Damning report finds detainees in Iran were sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown

Iran’s police, intelligence and security forces, and prison officials have committed, with the complicity of judges and prosecutors, a catalogue of...

Africa shocked U.S. under Trump has worst coronavirus response in the world

President Donald Trump has "failed in his basic duty to protect Americans", world's renowned journalist Bob Woodward told Fox News Sunday...

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed with terrorism

As human rights organizations continue to warn that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is turning Ethiopia into a dictatorship, his administration on...

Cybercriminals target South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with millions of attacks in 2020, and the year is not over

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have already seen millions of cyberattacks in 2020 with three months to the end of the...

IMF’s Georgieva says second round of support coming to Africa but Oxfam argues debt cancelation the only way out of COVID-19 turmoil

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday that the Washington DC-based institution is...

UN Secretary-General urges everyone to ‘#PledgetoPause before sharing online’ to fight misinformation

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will launch a groundbreaking global online action on Wednesday October 21, calling on people around the world to #PledgetoPause before they share content online. The activation is part of a wider behavior change campaign that aims to create a new social media norm to help combat the rising impact of viral misinformation. In a video recording...

[/read_more]

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

102 Shares
Share
Tweet
WhatsApp
Reddit
Share