This summit is expected to find a way out of the Mali crisis that does not contemplate the resignation of president-elect Boubacar Keita, who has been in office since 2013.
The presidents of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal traveled to Mali's capital, Bamako, to act as mediators in the political impasse. Their efforts, however, failed.
Until July 23, the government and opposition parties held talks to resolve their conflict. Since those meetings did not yield substantive results, the opposition leader Imam Mohamed Dicko threatens to resume protests against Keita in August.
ECOWAS Leaders to hold Extraordinary Summit Virtually on the Socio-Political Situation in Mali
The Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS will hold an Extraordinary Summit on the Socio-Political Situation in Mali on Monday, July 27, 2020. pic.twitter.com/M9yPdhX6nu