Ecowas Welcomes Release of Former Mali Leaders

In a statement released on August 27, 2021 the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said it "welcomes" the lifting of all restrictive measures on  Bah Ndaw  and his prime minister Moctar Ouane

The two were appointed as interim civilian leaders after a military coup in August 2020 and were to steer Mali to civilian rule. Aides to Ndaw and Ouane indicated that the two leaders had been kept under house arrest.

The Malian government confirmed their release in comments on Twitter. Neither Ndaw or Ouane has spoken publicly since they were dismissed in May, 2021.

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Ex-Interim leader Moctar Ouane (file photo).

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