ECOWAS Sanctions Against Mali: The Appeal From Afrikajom Center, Ujpla And Gerddes-Afrique To ECOWAS Heads Of State
After the ECOWAS sanctions taken on Sunday January 9, 2022 against the military junta in Mali, three African and international organizations, namely AFRIKAJOM Center (Dakar), UJPLA (Abidjan) and GERDDES-Africa (Cotonou) are concerned about the stability of the country and the sub-region. To this end, they are appealing to Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Macky Sall of Senegal for the urgent resumption of negotiations with the Malian military junta in order to find an African solution to the crisis in Mali. « In view of the growing complexity of the security and geopolitical situation and in view of the economic, political and social crises which are worsening and aggravating the conflict, we solemnly invite President Macky Sall, Chairperson of the AU, President Nana Akufo Ado, Chairperson of ECOWAS and President Muhammadu Buhari to take all diplomatic initiatives required for an immediate resumption of sincere and open negotiations likely to lead to a rapid resolution of the crisis », the heads of the three organizations have jointly declared.
About the three Organizations
AFRIKAJOM Center offers a space for social interactions on the challenges and opportunities of the continent to build, think, achieve, innovate and give birth together to a democratic Africa, respectful of a legitimate governance of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The Union of Free Press Journalists in Africa (UJPLA) aims at
defending the physical, moral, material, social, economic, cultural, political, democratic freedom and security and interests of journalists on the African continent and beyond when the fate of African journalists is at stake, concerned, involved or related.
GERDDES-Africa (Study and Research Group on Democracy and the Economic and Social Development in Africa) is an INGO, the first Non-Partisan, Democratic, Pan-African Movement created in 1990 by African executives and intellectuals from various backgrounds (lawyers, jurists, economists, university professors, international civil servants, engineers etc.). GERDDES-Africa promotes democracy for the economic and social development of the continent.